may 29, 383 BC - Gautama Buddha died.
Gautama Buddha died in 483 BC aged 80 years in the city of Kusinara (present day Kushinagar). He is said to have died due to natural causes, most probably mesenteric infarction, a symptom of old age.
Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism. He is recognized by Buddhists as an enlightened teacher who attained full Buddhahood, and shared his insights to help sentient beings end rebirth and suffering. Accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
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