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Magadha ranks 851st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Gainesville, Florida, Honfleur, and Edmonton, London. Memorable people born in Magadha include Ashoka, Sariputta, and Mahākāśyapa. Memorable people who died in Magadha include Mahavira and Maudgalyayana. Magadha has been the birth place of many politicians and religious figures and the death place of many religious figures. Magadha is located in India.

Magadha was an ancient Indian kingdom in southern Bihar, and was counted as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas, 'Great Countries' of ancient India. Magadha played an important role in the development of Jainism and Buddhism, and two of India's greatest empires, the Maurya Empire and Gupta Empire, originated in Magadha. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 568 BC and 1967, Magadha was the birth place of 9 globally memorable people, including Ashoka, Sariputta, and Mahākāśyapa. Additionaly, 2 globally memorable people have passed away in Magadha including Mahavira and Maudgalyayana.

People Born in Magadha

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People Deceased in Magadha

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Most individuals born in present day Magadha were politicians (3), religious figures (2), philosophers (1), writers (1), and physicians (1),  while most who died were religious figures (2).

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Magadha since 1700.