Buddhism Before 1850
2 pages (500 words)
It was founded in India by Siddartha Gautama, who was born in Lumbini in present-day Nepal in about 566 B.C. to King Suddodhana Gautama and Mahamaya of the Shakya clan. After living a life of luxury, insulated from the harsh realities of the real world, he suddenly encountered old age, infirmity, and death.