Mohandas Gandhi was born in 1869. He lived in India. At that time, India was ruled by Great Britain. But the Indian people did not like this. They wanted to be free, and did not like living under the rule of outsiders. Gandhi taught the Indian people how to be free. He taught them how to fight for their freedom using peace instead of war. By using peace, the Indian people gained their freedom. Gandhi became a hero to many people, including Dr. Martin Luther King.