Siddhartha Gautama was born as prince Siddhartha to a king and queen. Siddhartha was always a well behaved kid. An astrologer one day predicted he would take the throne and of all worldly pleasures.
when Siddhartha's parents realized what the astrologer had said they prevented him from the outside world. They hoped he would be used to the luxury of the castle and would not want to leave. Siddhartha's parents had him married to Yashodhara the daughter of a nobleman.
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One day when Siddhartha got curious. So, when he was old enough he left the palace sent off. The first person he came across was and old man that was pail and frail like man. The second person he saw was a sick man. The third was a dead person. He then came across another man that was calm and serene. He such men gave up worldly possessions and desires.
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At the end of his city tour Siddhartha was very upset about this. He then started to wonder about life and death. He decided if he wanted answers to his wonders he would have to give up his luxurious life of the palace. When he was 29 he left his wife and son during the night and set off on his own. He looked and looked to find the path of truth. He arrived at Bodhgaya and meditated under a fig tree.
Once meditating for 49 days Siddhartha 35 years old. Siddhartha became enlightened. Then, Siddhartha was called Buddha meaning "Awakened One". Also, he was named after the Bodhi tree which he meditated under.
Buddha shared his knowledge with 5 sanyansis who meditated with him. They traveled together and told others of the key terms of Buddhism called the Four Noble Truths. They told others that the end of of suffering is to end desire and that desire causes suffering. Buddha also preached of non violence, peace, and harmony.