Vishnugupta (Gupta Empire)

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14th Gupta Ruler
Reign c. 540 – c. 550 CE
Predecessor Kumaragupta III
Successor Vainyagupta
Dynasty Gupta

Vishnugupta (Sanskrit: विष्णुगुप्त) was one of the lesser known kings of the Gupta Dynasty. He is generally considered to be the last recognized king of the Gupta Empire. His reign lasted 10 years, from 540 to 550 CE. From the fragment of his clay sealing discovered at Nalanda during the excavations of 1927-28, we came to know that he was the son of Kumaragupta III and the grandson of Narasimhagupta Baladitya.[1]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Kumaragupta III
Gupta Emperor
540 – 550
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Agarwal, Ashvini (1989). Rise and Fall of the Imperial Guptas, Delhi:Motilal Banarsidass, ISBN 81-208-0592-5, pp.238-9