Political and spiritual leader, advocate of truth and non-violence, and community organizer Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on this day in 1869.
Gandhi lived modestly, practiced the truth and non-violence that he preached, and advocated that others do the same. He was the pioneer of resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience. He was a tireless advocate for India's independence, and for civil rights (which included ending untouchability and expanding women's rights), building religious and ethnic amity, tax relief, easing poverty and increasing economic self-reliance.
Here is Wikipedia's write-up on Gandhi. And while there does not appear to be an "official" Gandhi website, there is www.gandhismriti.gov.in/ (created by the Indian government). Other good links include Works by Mahatma Gandhi at Project Gutenberg, and the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya Gandhi Museum & Library.