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Chandragupta Maurya

340 BC - 297 BC

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Chandragupta Maurya (350-295 BCE) was the first emperor of the Mauryan Empire in Ancient India who expanded a geographically extensive kingdom based in Magadha and founded the Maurya dynasty. He reigned from 320 BCE to 298 BCE. The Maurya kingdom expanded to become an empire that reached its peak under the reign of his grandson, Ashoka, from 268 BCE to 231 BCE. The nature of the political formation that existed in Chandragupta's time is not certain. The Mauryan empire was a loose-knit empire.Chandragupta Maurya was an important figure in the history of India, laying the foundations of the first state to unite most of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chandragupta Maurya has received more than 8,846,481 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Chandragupta Maurya is the 620th most popular politician (up from 762nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from India (down from 20th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Indian Politician.

Chandragupta Maurya was most famous for his military conquests and establishing the Mauryan Empire.

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Among politicians, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 620 out of 15,577Before him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Chun Doo-hwan, Charles the Simple, Khufu, Juliana of the Netherlands, and Amenhotep I. After him are Catiline, Nurhaci, Elena Ceaușescu, George I of Greece, Umar II, and Gustaf V of Sweden.

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Among people born in 340 BC, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 1After him are Appius Claudius Caecus, Philetaerus, Berenice I of Egypt, Theodorus the Atheist, King Wuling of Zhao, Duris of Samos, Menedemus, Philochorus, and Polyaenus of Lampsacus. Among people deceased in 297 BC, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 1After him is Cassander.

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Among people born in India, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 22 out of 1,493Before him are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Indira Gandhi (1917), Kālidāsa (400), Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), and Bodhidharma (483). After him are Swami Vivekananda (1863), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), and Kabir (1440).


Among politicians born in India, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 9Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Indira Gandhi (1917), and Shivaji (1627). After him are Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Jahangir (1569), and Sariputta (-568).