Milestones

There is a series of milestones in the history of Patna which makes the city as we can see it today. Listed below are some important years in the history of Patna.


Pataliputra under the king of Magadha, Ajatashatru

490 BC

Nanda Empire from 424 BCE

424 BCE

Kautilya, author of Arthashastra, born

370 BC

Chandragupta Maurya ruled

322 BC - 298 BC

Pataliputra ruled by Bindusara

298 BC

Lord Buddha visited Pataliputra in the time of Ashoka

6th century B.C.

Sher Shah Suri of the Mughal dynasty revived Patna

16th century

Mosque built in Afghani architectural style by Sher Shah

1545

The British started a factory in Patna

1620

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb renamed Pataliputra as Azimabad

1704

Battle of Buxar

1764

Patna College was established

1863

Patna High Court was founded

1916

Patna Secretariat

1917

Patna Museum

1917

Quit India Movement

1942

Shri Krishna Sinha, first Chief Minister

1946

National Waterway No.1 was established

October 1986

Laloo Prasad Yadav as Chief Minister

2689 days (from 1997)

Nitish Kumar Chief Minister

since 2005

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