When did Gautama Buddha live?

around 1000-900 BC
around 500-400 BC
227-273 AD
around 600 AD
The times of Gau­ta­ma's birth and death are un­cer­tain. At a sym­po­sium on this question held in 1988, the majority of those who pre­sent­ed definite opinions gave dates within 20 years either side of 400 BCE for the Buddha's death.

Answers distribution

around 1000-900 BC
around 500-400 BC
227-273 AD
around 600 AD
answers
flagFrance
21%
57%
0%
21%
14
flagNorway
23%
52%
5%
17%
17
flagGermany
20%
51%
17%
10%
68
flagthe Netherlands
21%
50%
14%
14%
14
flagPoland
17%
48%
17%
15%
4954
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
48%
17%
14%
102
flagIndia
18%
45%
22%
13%
53
flagthe United States
27%
44%
13%
12%
74
flagUU
14%
42%
21%
21%
14
flagItaly
16%
33%
16%
33%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
31%
31%
10%
26%
19

Gender

men50%
women45%
around 1000-900 BC
18%
17%
around 500-400 BC
50%
45%
227-273 AD
15%
19%
around 600 AD
16%
17%

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