Emperor Harshavardhana, better known as Harsha, lived from 590 to 647 CE and was the last ruler of the Vardhana Empire, the last great empire in ancient India before the Islamic Invasion. He ruled from 606 CE to 647 CE. After Harshavardhana's death, however, the Vardhana or Pushyabhuti Dynasty came to an end and its empire dissolved.

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  • 590
    Harshavardhana is born.
  • 606
    Harsha becomes king of Thaneshwar.
  • 630
    Hiuen Tsang comes to India.
  • 630 - 634
    Harsha fights and gets defeated by Pulakesin II.
  • 637
    Harsha adds Bengal to his empire.
  • 647
    Harsha dies.