Magadha Kingdom Timeline

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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.
  • c. 346 BCE - c. 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.

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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