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Indian Events

Lifespan of Ashoka

304 BC - 232 BC

Ashoka was born to Bindusara, 3rd emperor of the Mauryan dynasty in 304 BC and died in 232 BC of unknown causes.

Marriage to Maharani Devi

286 BC - 285 BC

Ashoka's 3 Children are Born

286 BC - 281 BC

Death of Bindusara

273 BC - 272 BC

Bindusara was the father of Ashoka. After his death, Ashoka became emperor.

Power Struggle

272 BC - 269 BC

After Bindusara's death, there was a power struggle over who would rule next.

Emperor

269 BC - 232 BC

Ashoka was the 4th emperor of the Mauryan dynasty.

War against Kalinga

260 BC - 257 BC

The war which caused Ashoka to become Buddhist, after he conquered the land of Kalinga.

Ashokan Pillars Built

255 BC - 232 BC

Organized Third Buddhist Council

251 BC - 250 BC

Ashoka called this council to discuss the faith with other Buddhist leaders.

Mahabodi Temple Built

251 BC - 250 BC

World Events

Euclid writes "Elements"

301 bc - 300 bc

Library of Alexandria Built

295 bc - 294 bc

End of Babylon

276 bc - 275 bc

Rome Emerges

270 bc - 269 bc

Archimedes Uses Math

251 bc - 250 bc