Chandragupta Maurya

340 BC - 297 BC

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Chandragupta Maurya (350–295 BCE) was the founder of the Maurya Empire, a geographically-extensive empire based in Magadha. He reigned from 320 BCE to 298 BCE. The Magadha kingdom expanded to become an empire that reached its peak under the reign of his grandson, Ashoka the Great, from 268 BCE to 231 BCE. The nature of the political formation that existed in Chandragupta's time is not certain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chandragupta Maurya has received more than 10,002,162 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Chandragupta Maurya is the 589th most popular politician (up from 613th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from India and the 8th 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 589 out of 19,576Before him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Constantius II, Abdülaziz, Sitting Bull, Abū Lahab, and Mithridates VI of Pontus. After him are Valens, Valentinian III, Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Juliana of the Netherlands, Æthelstan, and Aurelian.

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Among people born in 340 BC, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 1After him are Berenice I of Egypt, Appius Claudius Caecus, Theodorus the Atheist, Philetaerus, King Wuling of Zhao, Menedemus, Duris of Samos, 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 21 out of 1,861Before him are Shivaji (1627), Mahavira (-599), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Indira Gandhi (1917), Rudyard Kipling (1865), and Ānanda (-600). After him are Swami Vivekananda (1863), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Valmiki (-80), Kālidāsa (400), Aryabhata (476), and Sariputta (-568).


Among politicians born in India, Chandragupta Maurya ranks 8Before him are Ashoka (-304), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Shivaji (1627), and Indira Gandhi (1917). After him are Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), and Rani of Jhansi (1828).