304 BCEBirth of Ashoka.
262 BCEAshoka conquers Kalinga. The bloodshed makes him remorseful, and he turns towards non-violence.
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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.