Is the Buddha a Deity?

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No, the Buddha is not a deity. He was a man who lived in the 6th century BC. He had his own given and family names, his given name being Siddhattha and his family name Gotama. As he belonged to the Sakya clan, people also called him Sakyamuni, means a sage of Sakyas. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)