Buddha (Śākyamuni/Gotama/Shaka) (Biographical details)

Buddha (Śākyamuni/Gotama/Shaka) (buddha/bodhisattva; Indian; Male)

Also known as

Śākyamuni; Shakyamuni; Buddha; Sakamano Boudo (Bactrian spelling); Boddo; Dharmacakra; Gautama; Gaudama; Siddhartha (Prince); Shaka (Japanese); Gotama (Pali)

Biography

The historical Buddha, whose clan name is Śākya and whose personal name Siddhartha. Son of Queen Maya (q.v.) and King Suddhodana (q.v.).

Bibliography

Wladimir Zwalf, 'Buddhism. Art and Faith', BMP, 1985.