- Preferred Label
- Kanishka the Great (en), Kanishka (fr), Kanishka (es), Kanishka (it), Kanischka (de)Additional labels
- Alternate Label
- Kanishka I (en)
- Kanishka I or Kanishka the Great, an emperor of the Kushan dynasty in the second century (c. 127–150 CE), is famous for his
military, political, and spiritual achievements. A descendant of Kujula Kadphises, founder of the Kushan empire, Kanishka
came to rule an empire in Bactria extending to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain.