Ruler of ancient India who ruled using the teachings of Buddhism after witnessing the deaths of 200,000 people at the battle of Kalinga. He was the grandson of Chandragupta, and was ruler of the Maurya Empire. He converted most of India to Buddhism and ruled by moral example. He built hospitals, schools, libraries, roads, and rest houses. As well as set up a court system and a bureaucracy. He also spread peace, prosperity, and religious tolerance.