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320 BC - 273 BC

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Bindusara (r. c. 297 – c. 273 BCE), also Amitraghāta or Amitrakhāda (Sanskrit: अमित्रघात, "slayer of enemies" or "devourer of enemies") or Amitrochates (Greek: Ἀμιτροχάτης) (Strabo calls him Allitrochades (Ἀλλιτροχάδης)) was the second Mauryan emperor of India. He was the son of the dynasty's founder Chandragupta and the father of its most famous ruler Ashoka. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bindusara has received more than 2,897,235 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Bindusara is the 2,839th most popular politician (down from 2,717th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from India (down from 85th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Indian Politician.

Bindusara was most famous for his conquests of the Indian subcontinent, which made him the second ruler of the Mauryan Empire.

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Among politicians, Bindusara ranks 2,839 out of 15,577Before him are Postumus, Cleopatra VI of Egypt, Lu Xun, Natalya Naryshkina, Guy III of Spoleto, and Irene of Hungary. After him are Lin Zexu, Gina Haspel, Wilhelm Miklas, Duke of Zhou, Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, and Agostinho Neto.

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Among people born in 320 BC, Bindusara ranks 2Before him is Timon of Phlius. After him are Lycophron, Meleager, Asclepiades of Samos, Timocharis, Colotes, Leonidas of Tarentum, and Craterus. Among people deceased in 273 BC, Bindusara ranks 1After him is Appius Claudius Caecus.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bindusara ranks 102 out of 1,493Before him are Ramanuja (1017), Maharana Pratap (1540), Razia Sultana (1205), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Lawrence Durrell (1912), and Maudgalyayana (-568). After him are Radha (null), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Pete Best (1941), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Basava (1134), and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838).


Among politicians born in India, Bindusara ranks 31Before him are Ajatashatru (-500), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Chandragupta II (400), Vishvamitra (-2000), Maharana Pratap (1540), and Razia Sultana (1205). After him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Pervez Musharraf (1943), James Brooke (1803), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), and Prithviraj Chauhan (1159).