Ashoka the Great Timeline

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  • 304 BCE
    Birth of Ashoka.
  • 273 BCE - 236 BCE
    Reign of Ashoka, third ruler of the Mauryan Empire.
  • c. 268 BCE
    Ashoka becomes emperor of the Maurya dynasty in India.
  • 262 BCE
    Ashoka conquers Kalinga. The bloodshed makes him remorseful, and he turns towards non-violence.
  • 232 BCE
    Indian ruler Ashoka dies and the Maurya empire declines.

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304 BCE: Birth of Ashoka.
 
 
273 BCE - 236 BCE: Reign of Ashoka, third ruler of the Mauryan Empire.
 
 
268 BCE: Ashoka becomes emperor of the Maurya dynasty in India.
 
 
262 BCE: Ashoka conquers Kalinga. The bloodshed makes him remorseful, and he turns towards non-violence.
 
 
232 BCE: Indian ruler Ashoka dies and the Maurya empire declines.
 
 
 
 
 
310 BCE 300 BCE 290 BCE 280 BCE 270 BCE 260 BCE 250 BCE 240 BCE

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