Stefan wrote:Why is there so much uncertainty about the exact years of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinibbana? Does anyone know these exact dates with certainty?
David N. Snyder wrote:563 BCE is the most widely used date for the birth and 483 BCE for paranibbana.
But it may have been as early as 624 BCE or as late as 463 BCE and with the latter, the death would be at 383 BCE about 100 to 200 years before Ashoka's edicts.
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