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|Ashoka the Great |
|Mauryan Samrat |
|[pic] |
|A Chakravatin (possibly Ashoka) first century BC/CE. Andhra Pradesh, |
|Amaravati. Preserved at Musee Guimet |
|Reign |273-232 BC |
|Coronation |270 BC |
|Full name |Ashoka Bindusara Maurya |
|Titles |Samrat. Other titles include Devanampriya Priyadarsi, |
| |Dhammarakhit, Dharmarajika, Dhammarajika, Dhammaradnya, |
| |Chakravartin, Samrat, Radnyashreshtha, Magadhrajshretha, |
| |Magadharajan, Bhupatin, Mauryaraja, Aryashok, Dharmashok, |
| |Dhammashok, Asokvadhhan , Ashokavardhan, |
| |Prajapita,Dhammanayak, Dharmanayak |
|Born |304 BC |
|Birthplace |Pataliputra, Patna |
|Died |232 BC (aged 72) |
|Place of death |Pataliputra, Patna |
|Buried |Ashes immersed in theGanges River, possibly |
| |atVaranasi, Cremated 232 BC, less than 24 hours after death |
|Predecessor |Bindusara |
|Successor |Dasaratha Maurya |
|Consort |Maharani Devi

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