Ashoka was born to Bindusara, 3rd emperor of the Mauryan dynasty in 304 BC and died in 232 BC of unknown causes.
Bindusara was the father of Ashoka. After his death, Ashoka became emperor.
After Bindusara's death, there was a power struggle over who would rule next.
Ashoka was the 4th emperor of the Mauryan dynasty.
The war which caused Ashoka to become Buddhist, after he conquered the land of Kalinga.
Ashoka called this council to discuss the faith with other Buddhist leaders.