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
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flagAustria
10%
80%
0%
10%
10
flagthe Netherlands
21%
59%
12%
6%
32
flagNorway
22%
55%
5%
16%
18
flagFrance
26%
53%
0%
20%
15
flagGermany
20%
51%
16%
10%
102
flagPoland
17%
48%
17%
15%
7594
flagItaly
15%
47%
15%
21%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
46%
19%
16%
162
flagthe United States
24%
44%
14%
14%
117
flagUnknown
21%
43%
19%
15%
335
flagIndia
23%
41%
18%
16%
108
flagSweden
25%
41%
0%
33%
12
flagCanada
25%
41%
16%
16%
12
flagSpain
20%
40%
10%
20%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
33%
8%
29%
24
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
29%
41%
23%
17

Gender

men46%
women44%
around 1000-900 BC
20%
18%
around 500-400 BC
46%
44%
227-273 AD
16%
20%
around 600 AD
17%
17%

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