Mahayana Buddhism Timeline

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  • c. 490 BCE - c. 410 BCE
    The life of Siddhartha Gautama according to modern scholar consensus.
  • c. 200 CE
    The Buddhist Lotus Sutra is written down in Pali language.
  • 7 Feb 573 CE - 8 Apr 622 CE
    Prince Shotoku was the founder of Japanese Buddhism and of the Japanese nation. He is famous for his 17-article constitution, the first Buddhist constitution ever to be created.
  • c. 2000 CE - 2017 CE
    Mahayana Buddhism came into being and is thriving to this day in Northern Asia.

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490 BCE - 410 BCE: The life of Siddhartha Gautama according to modern scholar consensus.
 
 
200 CE: The Buddhist Lotus Sutra is written down in Pali language.
 
 
573 CE - 622 CE: Prince Shotoku was the founder of Japanese Buddhism and of the Japanese nation. He is famous for his 17-article constitution, the first Buddhist constitution ever to be created.
 
2000 CE - 2017 CE: Mahayana Buddhism came into being and is thriving to this day in Northern Asia.
 
 
 
 
 
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