Visual Timeline: Plato
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427 BCE: Plato is born at Athens, Greece.
407 BCE: Plato meets Socrates, abandons aspiration to be playwright.
399 BCE: Trial and death of the philosopher Socrates, who taught in the court of the Agora.
398 BCE: Plato flees to Megara with other followers of Socrates.
398 BCE - 380 BCE: Plato travels in Egypt, Cyrene, Italy, Syracuse and Sicily.
367 BCE: Plato's second trip to Syracuse.
361 BCE: Final attempt by Plato to make Syracusan king a philosopher-king.
347 BCE: Plato dies at his Academy.