Various kings have played important role in spread of Buddhism and Jainism in India. Ashoka, Kanishka and others were instrumental in spread of these religion through out world.The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of the Sakya tribe of Nepal, in approximately 566 BC. When he was twentynine years old, he left the comforts of his home to seek the meaning of the suffering he saw around him. After six years of arduous yogic training, he abandoned the way of self-mortification and instead sat in mindful meditation beneath a bodhi tree.
General Knowledge Test on Buddhism -Part IV