Lao Tzu (The Founder)
The founder of Taoism is Lao Tzu ; little of him is known. "Lao Tzu" wasn't his real name. His real name however, was "Li Erh." Lao Tzu meant "Supreme Master." Scholars place Lao Tzu's birth between 600 BCE - 300 BCE. Although scientists weren't successful to find the founding date of Taoism, they managed to know that Taoism started in China.
Part of Taoism's origin interacted with Confucious; Confucianism's founder. Lao Tzu had a talk with Confucious, Confucious talked about reviving social order in China, but, Lao Tzu interrupted him and told him, Lao Tzu interrupted, "This talk of duty to others drives me crazy! Leave the world in its original simplicity. As the wind blows where it will, let virtue establish itself." Though this talk between Lao Tzu and Confucious may be tentative but because of this, Lao Tzu attracted followers. He refused to write all practices on paper. Immediately, Taoism was born.