By Anna Shafer
Famous and Powerful Leaders
- Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha
Candragupta Maurya and Asoka
- Candragupta Maurya, the leader of the Mauryan Empire
- Asoka, Candragupta Maurya's grandson. Asoka grew up to be the most powerful leader of the Mauryan Empire.
- Gupta Dynasty, Hindu Empire
Decline of Civilization
How did it end?
When Asoka died in 233 BC, the empire began to fall apart. Invaders threatened the empire, and the last Mauryan king was killed in 184 BC by one of his generals. After this, the Gupta Dynasty took over in 320 AD. In 500 AD, the Huns marched through India and drained the Gupta of their power.