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Answered 2009-12-03 03:47:14

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born around 563 BCE in what is now Nepal and began to gather followers to his philosophies at about age 35. So the faith would date to around 528 BCE or thereabouts. Buddhism is the 3rd oldest major world religion after Hinduism and then Judaism.

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