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Pusyamitra Sunga

Pusyamitra Sunga

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pusyamitra Sunga (died 151 BCE, r. 185–151 BCE) was the founder and first King of the Sunga Dynasty in Northern India. Pusyamitra Sunga was originally a Senapati (General) of the Mauryan empire. In 185 BCE he assassinated the last Mauryan Emperor (Brhadrata) during an army review, and proclaimed himself King. He then performed the Ashwamedha Yajna and brought much of Northern India under […]

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Chandragupta Maurya

Chandragupta Maurya

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chandragupt Maurya (born c. 340 BCE, ruled c. 320 BCE – 298 BCE) was the founder of the Maurya Empire. Chandragupt succeeded in conquering most of the Indian subcontinent. Chandragupt is considered the first unifier of India and its first genuine emperor. In foreign Greek and Latin accounts, Chandragupt is known as Sandrokyptos, Sandrokottos or Androcottus. Prior to Chandragupt’s consolidation of power, small regional kingdoms […]

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