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Gautama Buddha
Buddha in Sarnath Museum (Dhammajak Mutra).jpg
A statue of the Buddha from Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 475 CE. The Buddha is depicted teaching in the lotus position, while making the Dharmacakra mudrā.
Sanskrit name
SanskritSiddhārtha Gautama
Pali name
PaliSiddhattha Gotama
Other namesShakyamuni ("Sage of the Shakyas")
Personal
Born
Siddhartha Gautama

c. 563 BCE or 480 BCE
Lumbini, Shakya Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 1]
Diedc. 483 BCE or 400 BCE (aged 80)[1][2][3]
Kushinagar, Malla Republic (according to Buddhist tradition)[note 2]
ReligionBuddhism
SpouseYasodharā
Children
Parents
Known forFounder of Buddhism
Other namesShakyamuni ("Sage of the Shakyas")
Senior posting
PredecessorKassapa Buddha
SuccessorMaitreya