He was born a prince named Siddhartha Gautama around 563 B.C. A fortune teller predicted he would be a king who would unite all of India or a religious leader.His father tried guiding him to be a king so his father raised him in luxury.
His father kept him away from anything sad or poor. He made guards go before him to make sure that everyone poor or sad move out of the way so he does not feel bad and want to help them because his dad wants him to be king because when he is king he is responsible for those people.
He snuck out one day with his chariot driver and no one else and the first thing he saw was a man leaning on a stick second a shrunken man from disease.
Third a dead man with people around him crying because of his death.
Since he was raised in happiness and luxury he seeked for the truth about life, suffering, and death. So he wore just a yellow robe and went our and was in self-denial for 5 years and he could feel his backbone from his stomach after.
He started to meditate under a fig tree and after forty nine days of meditation under the same fig tree he reached enlightenment and he understood the cycle of birth,death, and rebirth and he escaped and achieved a state of perfect wisdom.