Vishnugupta Candraditya Circa 540-550 CE. The name Vi-ṣ-ṇu appears vertically under the left arm of the King.
|14th Gupta Ruler|
|Reign||c. 540 – c. 550 CE|
320 CE–550 CE
Vishnugupta Candraditya (Gupta script: Vi-ṣ-ṇu-gu-pta, 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, it is revealed that he was the son of Kumaragupta III and the grandson of Narasimhagupta.
The last known inscription by a Gupta emperor is from the reign of Vishnugupta (the Damodarpur copper-plate inscription), in which he makes a land grant in the area of Kotivarsha (Bangarh in West Bengal) in 542/543 CE. This follows the occupation of most of northern and central India by the Aulikara ruler Yashodharman circa 532 CE.
| Gupta Emperor
540 – 550
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