Born in 570. Became caravan manager. His boss was Khadija, a widower, who would become his eventual wife. He would visit hills to pray. During one trip he recieved revelations from God. He started preaching . After three years, he had only 30 followers, so he moved to Madinah. Got support here. In 630, he moved to Mekkah, and captured it using his followers. Two years later he dies.