304 BC - 232 BC


Ashoka (Brāhmi: 𑀅𑀲𑁄𑀓, Asoka, IAST: Aśoka, English: ), also known as Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE. The grandson of the founder of the Maurya Dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka promoted the spread of Buddhism across ancient Asia. Considered by many to be one of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka expanded Chandragupta's empire to reign over a realm stretching from present-day Afghanistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east. It covered the entire Indian subcontinent except for parts of present-day Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashoka has received more than 9,873,013 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 93rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ashoka ranks 92 out of 14,801Before him are Henry IV of France, Philip II of Macedon, Lorenzo de' Medici, Murad IV, Hadrian, and Mary I of England. After him are Yasser Arafat, Darius the Great, Murad III, Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Brezhnev, and Theodosius I.

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Among people born in 304 BC, Ashoka ranks 1 Among people deceased in 232 BC, Ashoka ranks 1After him are Han Fei and Cleanthes.

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Among people born in India, Ashoka ranks 4 out of 848Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566), Mahatma Gandhi (1869), and George Orwell (1903). After him are Rajneesh (1931), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and Indira Gandhi (1917).


Among politicians born in India, Ashoka ranks 1After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), Rama (null), Aurangzeb (1618), Jahangir (1569), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), and Alauddin Khalji (1266).

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