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For Buddhist's title, see Buddha (title).
"Buddha" and "Gautama" redirect here. For other uses, see Buddha (disambiguation) and Gautama (disambiguation).
Buddha in Sarnath Museum (Dhammajak Mutra).jpg
A statue of the Buddha from Sarnath, 4th century CE
Born c. 563 BCE or c. 480 BCE
Lumbini, Shakya Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 1]
Died c. 483 BCE or c. 400 BCE (aged 80)
Kushinagar, Malla Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 2]
Known for Founder of Buddhism
Predecessor Kassapa Buddha
Hanyu Pinyin Fótuó
Wade–Giles Fo T'o
Bopomofo ㄈㄛˊ ㄊㄨㄛˊ
Jyutping bat6 to4
Hokkien POJ Sek-khia-mô͘-nî
Burmese ဂေါတမ ဗုဒ္ဓ
Vietnamese alphabet Tất-đạt-đa Cồ-đàm
Revised Romanization Bu Cheo
McCune–Reischauer Pu Ch'ŏ
Bengali গৌতম বুদ্ধ
Nepali गौतम बुद्ध
Sanskrit गौतम बुद्ध
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni,[note 3] or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.[web 2] He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.[note 4]
Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.
Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic...