Buddha was a vegetarian Indian saint, spiritual master, and realized being
Birth place: Lumbini, Nepal
Lived: c. 563 BCE or 623 BCE to c. 483 BCE or 543 BCE (80 years)
Spiritual teacher from ancient India who founded Buddhism. The Buddha's influence has rippled throughout Asia and worldwide. His followers are called "Buddhists," and his philosophies are deemed as "Buddhism." It is important to note that there are currently many different sects of Buddhism. One of the teachings of the Buddha is to refrain from causing suffering to living creatures. That is why many Buddhists are vegetarians.