The Gupta Empire (c. 320CE-c.550CE) covered a lot of the Indian subcontinent and is known for their achievements in the arts, religion, architecture, and science. The time period in which they ruled was even called the "Golden Ages" so it must have been a pretty great place. Chandragupta the First was the first ruler of this empire who reigned from c. 320 CE to c. 335 CE. After he died, his son Samudragupta ruled until about 375 CE. This empire was also home to famous scholars Kalidasa and Aryabhatta who were great writers and calculated the solar year very, very close to what scientists today calculate. So, this empire made some pretty great contributions to many different aspects of our lives.