Chandragupta Maurya – Founder of the Mauryan Empire

Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the Mauryan Empire in ancient India who built one of the largest empires on the Indian subcontinent.

Statue of Chandragupta Maurya
Statue of Chandragupta Maurya | Image Source

Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Chandragupta Maurya
  • Reign: c. 324 or 321 – c. 297 BCE
  • Predecessor: Dhana Nanda
  • Successor: Bindusara
  • Dynasty: Maurya
  • Spouse: Durdhara , Helena Maurya
  • Famous as: First Mauryan Emperor

Introduction

Chandragupta’s life and achievements have been mentioned in ancient Greek, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain texts significantly.

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