Siddhartha Gautama lived in the present-day border area
between India and Nepal in the 6th century before Christ; his exact birth date
is unknown. Because the life of the historical Buddha is inseparable from
legend, the following text is not meant to be a historically exact biography,
but a short life story based on what has been passed down by generations. The
dates are based on present day historians' mainstream view.
563 BC - Birth
Siddhartha Gautama is born in Lumbini, near the
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