Friday, April 30, 2010

Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha


Born c. 563 BCE or 623 BCE

Lumbini, today in Nepal
Died c. 483 BCE or 543 BCE (aged 80)
Kushinagar, today in India
Ethnicity Shakya
Known for Founder of Buddhism
Predecessor Kassapa Buddha
Successor Maitreya Buddha


 
 
 
 







 
A statue of the Buddha from Sarnath, 4th century CE.