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.
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around 1000-900 BC
around 500-400 BC
227-273 AD
around 600 AD
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