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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flagthe Netherlands
25%
57%
10%
7%
28
flagNorway
22%
55%
5%
16%
18
flagGermany
21%
53%
14%
10%
94
flagFrance
26%
53%
0%
20%
15
flagSweden
20%
50%
0%
30%
10
flagPoland
17%
48%
17%
15%
7052
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
46%
18%
16%
149
flagthe United States
26%
44%
13%
13%
103
flagIndia
23%
44%
17%
15%
93
flagItaly
16%
44%
16%
22%
18
flagUnknown
21%
43%
20%
14%
318
flagSpain
20%
40%
10%
20%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
38%
9%
23%
21
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
33%
40%
20%
15
flagCanada
30%
30%
20%
20%
10

Gender

men47%
women44%
around 1000-900 BC
20%
18%
around 500-400 BC
47%
44%
227-273 AD
15%
20%
around 600 AD
16%
17%

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