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Kanishka – (2nd century AD) – Indian king
Kanishka was lord over a great empire of Indian territory which encompassed Afghanistan, Kashmir, and much of India itself between the Ganges and Bokhara. His capital was at Peshawar. His great fame, however, was his devotion to Buddhism and he built numerous monuments to the faith. He also convened many councils to discuss the faith which was more a way of life than a belief in any one person. Kanishka also opened up contacts with Rome, resulting in trade and in a free exchange of ideas.