Chandragupta Maurya

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Chandragupta Maurya was the first emperor of the Maurya Empire. He defeated the Nandas and founded this empire in 324 BC.

Chandragupta Maurya also defeated Seleucus I Nicator, one of the successful satrapies of Alexander the Great. He was the ruler until 297 BC. He became a Jain monk and died at Shravanabelagola of Karnataka in the same year.