Siddhartha Gautama was born to walk and flowers popped up ever time he walk some where. The king shielded him from people who where suffering. So he would choose to be king instead of trying to help people from suffering.
He was wealthy prince who got married to a beautiful princess at the age of 16. They had a wonderful party and Siddhartha wanted to see his people.Siddhartha saw people suffering, he saw a funeral and people starving.
So he said good bye to his sleeping wife and child to go see what it was like to suffer. He cut his long hair and sold his cloths. He started to study why people were suffering, so he started to starve him self.
He went by a tree and meditated for a long time until he found the answers and he awaked for the meditateion. He believed that people suffered from greed. He became the Buddha which means "Enlightened One."
He became the leader of a new religion called Buddhism he taught the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Paths. These lead to happiness and the end of suffering.
The Buddha believed all people could reach enlightenment. He had so many followers even his wife and child were followers. He lived until he was 80 years. Even til this day people still believe in Buddhism.