Gautama Buddha is believed to have had 550 incarnations. Many previous Buddha and other Buddha’s yet to come are known as Buddha. To distinguish from all other Buddhas , He has been called Shakyamuni ( The Lion of Shakya Clan ). The son of King Suddhodana and Queen Maya Devi .He was born on 563 B . C . at Lumbini , west part of Nepal. He had attained "Bodhi " or knowledge after 6 years in fasting and then he was called " Buddha " as he was " the enlightened one " . He died at the age of 80 at Kusinagar.