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Suggested date for the beginning of the reign of Abbar over Tyre while under Babylonian control.



Phalaris, a tyrant, ruled in Acragas, Sicily.


Siddhartha Gautama was born in Lumbini in modern day Nepal. His father was Suddhodana, the chief of the Shakya nation, one of several ancient tribes on the growing state of Kosala. His mother was Queen Maya, a Koliyan princess. On the night Siddhartha was conceived, Queen Maya drempt that a white elephant entered her right side, and ten lunar months later Siddhartha was born from her right side. As was the Shakya tradition, when his mother Queen Maya fell pregnant, she returned to her father's kingdom to give birth, but after leaving Kapilavastu, she gave birth along the way at Lumbini in a garden beneath a sala tree.

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Reign of Cambyses I.


  • Probable year for the birth of Siddhārtha Gautama, founder of Buddhism.


  • Queen Maya, mother of Siddhartha Gautama


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