Who Are the Major Prophets of Buddhism?

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In the religion of Buddhism, there is only one prophet, who was named Siddhartha Gautama. He was later known as Buddha, the enlightened one, and is estimated to have lived between 600 and 400 BC. The religion he created was based on four noble truths, which explained Buddha’s views on suffering, their source, the end of suffering and the path to the end.

There is no full accounting of Buddha’s life, but from the information able to be pieced together, it seems he was at one time the son of an Indian warrior-king. He lived in wealth the first part of his life, until he ventured into the world and learned of suffering. He gave up all his wealth and privilege to try to find a way to end the suffering.