Chandragupta Maurya

Chandragupta Maurya (IAST: Candragupta Maurya, r. 321 – 297 BCE) wis the foonder o the Maurya Empire an the first emperor tae unify north an sooth wast o present-day Indie intae ane state. He ruled frae 324 BCE till his voluntary retirement an abdication in favour o his son, Bindusara, in 297 BCE.[1][3][4]

Chandragupta Maurya
Statue o Chandragupta Maurya
Statue o Chandragupta Maurya, Laxminarayan Temple
1st Mauryan emperor
Ringc. 324 – c. 297 BCE[1]
PredecessorDhana Nanda o the Nanda Empire
Dee'd297 BCE (aged 41–42)[1]
Shravanabelagola, Karnataka[2]
SpouseDurdhara an a dauchter o Seleucus I Nicator


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Upinder Singh 2016, p. 331.
  2. Mookerji 1988, p. 40.
  3. Kulke & Rothermund 2004, p. 59-65.
  4. Boesche 2003, p. 9-37.


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