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Born: 1500 AD
Died: 1XX0 AD
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Monks, Philosophers

150 BCE – Nagasena was a Buddhist sage who lived about the 1st century before Christ.


He was the founder of Mahayana Buddhism. 


Learned the Tripitaka under the Greek Buddhist monk Dhammarakkhita near Pataliputta.


43 BCE – According to legends this was the time when Nagasena created the "Emerald Buddah". 


His teachers Rohaa, Assagutta of Vattaniya and another teacher named Âyupâla from Sankheyya near Sâgala.


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