Guru Nanak (April 15, 1469 – September 22, 1539) was the founder of Sikhism. Born a Hindu, accounts of his life tell of his spiritual interest and heightened awareness that was available to him at an early age.
When Guru Nanak was around thirty years old, he had a vision about following God that set him on his path to found Sikhism. Throughout his life, he traveled widely in order to share his teachings as the first Sikh guru, sharing the message of peace, kindness and love in place of vengeance and malice. After the conclusion of his traveling teachings, he retired as a peasant farmer in a village in Punjab.