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• Gautama Buddha was born in 563 BC (widely accepted), on the vaisakha pumima day at Lumbinivana in Kapiivastu. He was the founder of Buddhism. His father's Name was Suddhodhana and mother's name was Mahamaya. After his mother's early death, he was brought up by his step mother and aunt Mahaprajapati Gautami. He was married at an early age to Yasodhara from whom he had a son Rahul.