Cleopatra : The Most Beautiful Lady.  Cleopatra VII ruled ancient Egypt as co-regent (first with her two younger brothers and then with her son) for almost three decades. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as general under Alexander the Great during his conquest of Egypt in 332 …

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ASHOKA THE GREAT Ashoka was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. He lived around the third century BC (c 269 BCE to 232 BCE). He was a powerful king and reigned over a realm covering much of the Indian sub-continent. On taking the throne, he sought to extend his power and kingdom; he launched …

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Chandragupta Maurya: The great emperor

Chandragupta Maurya: The great emperor CHANDRA GUPTA MAURYA In his youth, Chandragupta came under the influence of Chanakya, also known as Kautilya, a Taxila  Brahmin and the famous author of Arthasastra, the celebrated work on Indian polity. Trained by Chanakya, Chandragupta conspired to destroy the Magadhan rule but failed in his first attempt.  Chanakya observed the prince …

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