Ashoka the Great Timeline

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  • c. 304 BCE
    Possible birthdate of Ashoka the Great.
  • 268 BCE - 232 BCE
    Reign of Ashoka the Great, third ruler of the Mauryan Empire.
  • 268 BCE
    Ashoka becomes emperor of the Mauryan Empire in India.
  • c. 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.