Gautama Buddha ( c. 563– c. 460 bc):
The name of the founder of Buddhism, Siddartha Gautama. Born an Indian prince, he renounced wealth and family to become an ascetic, and after achieving enlightenment while meditating, taught all who came to learn from him.
Ashoka (c. 269–232 bc):
“Emperor of India. He converted to Buddhism and established it as the state religion.”
“The central figure of the Christian religion. Jesus conducted a mission of preaching and healing (with reported miracles) in Palestine in about ad 28–30, which is described in the Gospels. His followers considered him to be the Christ or Messiah and the Son of God, and belief in his resurrection from the dead is the central tenet of Christianity.”
Italian poet; full name Dante Alighieri. He wrote The Divine Comedy ( c. 1309–20), an epic poem that describes his spiritual journey through…
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