Home / English / Who was Chandragupta Maurya? English Who was Chandragupta Maurya? Posted on20/10/202218/09/2022 Updated on18/09/2022 Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the Mauryan dynasty who defeated Dhanananda to occupy Magadha. Related posts: What is the meaning of ‘Piyadassi’? What were Mahajanapadas? What were Dharmasutras? What is the meaning of the term ‘Oligarchy’?