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Who was the last ruler of the Mauryan dynasty?


  1. Bindusara

  2. Shalishuka

  3. Brihadratha

  4. Dasharatha


Solution

The correct option is C

Brihadratha


Brihadratha Maurya was the last ruler of the Maurya Empire. He ruled from c. 187–180 BCE. He was killed by his general, Pushyamitra Shunga, who went on to establish the Shunga Empire.

  • 320–298 BCE               Chandragupta
  • 298–272 BCE               Bindusara
  • 268–232 BCE               Ashoka
  • 232–224 BCE               Dasharatha
  • 224–215 BCE               Samprati
  • 215–202 BCE               Shalishuka
  • 202–195 BCE               Devavarman
  • 195–187 BCE               Shatadhanva
  • 187–185 BCE       Brihadratha

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