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Siddharta Gautama, Gautama Buddha, Sakyamuni, Sakyasi (Buddha)

Born: 563? AD
Died: 483? AD.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Philosophers


563 - Was born in the county of the Shakyas, at the foothills of present day southern Nepal.









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