Who were other living historical figures alive at the time of Buddha?

QuestionsWho were other living historical figures alive at the time of Buddha?
SageKing Staff asked 10 years ago

Just was wondering who else famous was alive at the time that the Buddha was born?

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SageKing Staff answered 3 months ago

That would be around 450 bc. Wasn’t Alexander the Great happening then?

neil s Staff answered 3 months ago

Evidence does not confirm Buddha was an historical figure.

P'ang Staff answered 3 months ago

The period around 500 – 400 B.C.E. – the approximate time of Buddha’s life – is known by scholars as the Axial Age because it represents a turning point in the awareness and expression of human experience.

In addition to the Buddha, other important figures who lived during this time period include:

– Socrates
– Plato
– Zarathustra (the founder of Zoroastrianism (his date is controversial))
– Confucius
– Lao Tzu
– Thucydides
– Elijah
– Isaiah, and other biblical figures

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