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544 BCE - 492 BCE: Bimbisara rules the Magadha kingdom in India.
543 BCE - 492 BCE: King Bimbisara begins Magadha kingdom’s conquests by annexing the kingdom of Anga in eastern India.
492 BCE - 460 BCE: Ajatashatru rules the Magadha Kingdom in India.
414 BCE - 396 BCE: The Magadha king Shishunaga annexes the kingdom of Avanti, ending the dynastic rule of the Pradyotas.
404 BCE: First Buddhist Council at Rajgir, Bihar, India.
346 BCE - 324 BCE: Magadha’s king Mahapadma Nanda makes massive conquests in north and eastern India including Kosala.
334 BCE: Second Buddhist Council at Magadha. The first division among Buddhists occurred at this council.
326 BCE: Alexander the Great halts his eastward march and turns back from the banks of the river Beas, Punjab, India.
321 BCE: Dhana Nanda, king of Magadha, is killed by Chandragupta Maurya.
133 BCE - 123 BCE: Magadha king Vasumitra defeats the Indo-Greeks at the banks of the Indus.
335 CE - 360 CE: Regarded as the “Indian Napoleon”, the Gupta emperor Samudragupta, ruling from Magadha, subdues kings in nearly all corners of India and annexes kingdoms adjacent to Magadha.
510 CE - 540 CE: The Huns are defeated by King Baladitya of Magadha and later by King Yashodharman of Malwa.