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Gautama Buddha
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Siddhartha Gautama
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[1][2]
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
Successor Maitreya
Suddhodana (father)
Maya (mother)
Gautama Buddha
Chinese name
Chinese ?Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu Pinyin Fotuo
Wade–Giles Fo T’o
Bopomofo ??? ???Hakka
Romanization S?t-ka-meu-ni
Yue: Cantonese
Jyutping bat6 to4
Southern Min
Hokkien POJ Sek-khia-mo?-ni
Burmese name
Burmese ????? ????Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabet T?t-d?t-da C?-dam
Thai name
Thai ??????????Korean name
Hangul ?Transcriptions
Revised Romanization Bu Cheo
McCune–Reischauer Pu Ch’o
Japanese name
Kanji ?Hiragana ??Transcriptions
Romanization Shaka
Bengali name
Bengali ???? ????Nepali name
Nepali ???? ????Sanskrit name
Sanskrit ???? ????Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni,[note 3] or simply the Buddha, was a sage[3] 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.[4][note 4]Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the srama?a movement[5] common in his region. He later taught throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.[4][6]Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic…