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Lifespan of the Historic Buddha

490 BCE - 370 BCE

1st Buddhist Council

370 BCE

Reign of Ashoka

268 BCE - 232 BCE

2nd Buddhist Council

250 BCE

Buddhism comes to Sri Lanka

250 BCE

Development of Mahayana Buddhism

200 BCE - 0 BCE

First Buddhist scriptures (Pali Canon) written down

29 BCE

Buddhism arrives in China

60 CE

Buddhism comes to Korea

372 CE

Bodhidharma arrives in China

470 CE

Life of Chih-i

538 CE - 597 CE

Buddhism comes to Japan

552 CE

Reign of Prince Shotoku

585 CE - 587 CE

T’ang period

618 CE - 907 CE

Padmasambhava arrives in Tibet

775 CE

2nd Dissemination of Buddhism to Tibet

978 CE

Life of Shinran

1133 - 1212

Life of Dogen

1200 - 1253

Mongol Leader Godan Khan converts to Buddhism

1247

Marco Polo arrives in China

1271

Buddhism dies out in India

1800