Devabhuti

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Devabhuti
Shunga Emperor
SungaMasculine.jpg
Shunga masculine figurine (moulded plate). 2nd–1st century BCE.
Reign 83–73 BCE
Predecessor Bhagabhadra
Successor Vasudeva Kanva
Dynasty Shunga

Devabhuti (r. 83 – 73 BCE) was the last king of the Shunga Empire in ancient India. He was assassinated by his minister Vasudeva Kanva and is said to have been overfond of the company of women. Following his death, the Shunga dynasty was then replaced by the subsequent Kanvas.

Preceded by
Bhagabhadra
Shunga Ruler
83–73 BCE
Succeeded by
Kanva dynasty

References[edit]

  • "Dictionary of Buddhism" by Damien Keown (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 0-19-860560-9
  • "Aśoka and the decline of the Mauryas" Romila Thaper (London 1961).
  • "The Yuga Purana", John E. Mitchiner, Kolkata, The Asiatic Society, 2002, ISBN 81-7236-124-6