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Encyclopedia > 483 BC

Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC


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Buddha - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta (300 words)
483 bc), the founder of Buddhism, born in the Lumbini park near Kapilavastu, in present-day Nepal near the Indian border.
The name Gautama Buddha by which the historical Buddha is known is a combination of his family name Gautama and the epithet Buddha, meaning “Enlightened One”.
Modern Theravada countries place his birth in 623 bc, and his death in 543 bc, but these dates are rejected by most Western and Indian historians.
Roman Timeline of the 5th Century BC (584 words)
491 BC Coriolanus, Roman commander of the Volscians is impeached and condemned to exile.
480 BC The Greek forces under the general Themistocles defeat the invading Persian navy under King Xerxes at the battle of Salamis.
421 BC The number of positions of quaestors is increased to four, and it is opened to plebeians.
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