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
21%
51%
16%
10%
66
flagthe Netherlands
16%
50%
16%
16%
12
flagPoland
17%
48%
17%
15%
4742
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
48%
17%
14%
95
flagIndia
19%
45%
21%
13%
51
flagthe United States
31%
42%
14%
7%
63
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
33%
11%
22%
18
flagItaly
16%
33%
16%
33%
12

Gender

men50%
women44%
around 1000-900 BC
18%
17%
around 500-400 BC
50%
44%
227-273 AD
15%
20%
around 600 AD
16%
17%

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