Visual Timeline: Ashoka the Great

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304 BCE: Possible birthdate of Ashoka the Great.
 
 
268 BCE: Ashoka becomes emperor of the Mauryan Empire in India.
 
 
268 BCE - 232 BCE: Reign of Ashoka the Great, third ruler of the Mauryan Empire.
 
 
260 BCE: Ashoka conquers Kalinga. The bloodshed makes him remorseful, and he turns towards non-violence.
 
 
232 BCE: Indian ruler Ashoka dies and the Mauryan Empire declines within fifty years.
 
 
 
 
 
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