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Gau·ta·ma(gô′tə-mə, gou′-), Siddhartha Known as "the Bud·dha" (bo͞o′də, bo͝od′ə) 563?-483? bc.
Indian mystic and founder of Buddhism. Born a prince, he began preaching at the age of 35 after developing the central tenets of Buddhism through intense meditation.
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