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Chronology of Mogul Kings

Babur 1483 Babur is born in Fergana
1526 Babur defeats Ibrahim, the sultan of Delhi at Panipat
1530 Death of Babur and Humayun assumes power
1540 Afghan Leader Sher Shah defeats Humayun and seizes the empire
1555 Humayun re-conquers Delhi
Akbar the Great 1556 Humayun dies, young Akbar is enthroned
1562 Akbar, a free thinking Muslim, marries Padmini, a Hindu princess of powerful kingdom Rajaputana
1564 Akbar abolishes Jizya, a tax on non-Muslims
Janangir 1605 Death of Akbar and succession of son Jahangir
1617 Revolt in the Southern states of the empire breaks out. Jahangir sends son  Khurram to pacify them. Khurram received the title of  Shah Jahan.
Shah Jahan 1627 Jahangir dies and Shah Jahan assumes the throne, crushing his rivals
Mumtaz 1631 Shah Jahan's queen Mamtaz dies during childbirth; Shah Jahan commissions the building of her tomb, the Taj Mahal
Aurangjeb 1658 Shah Jahan's son Aurangajeb  executes his brothers, imprisons his father and ascends to the throne of Delhi.
1666 Death of Shah Jahan
1679 Jijya is re-imposed; Aurangjeb's accesses into Deccan
1707 Aurangjeb dies
1739 Invading Persians massacre Delhi
Noor Jahan Weak Mogul Empire Collapses. The Europeans establish themselves in India after 1857 riots
1862 Bahadur Shah II the last of the Mogul rulers dies. India becomes a British Colony.

See Also:


  • Rizvi S.A.., The Wonder That was India -II, Rupa , 1993

  • National Geographic, When the Moguls Ruled, Vol 167, No 4, 1985

  • Schulberd L, and Editors of TIME-LIFE, Historic India,  Time-Life, 1968

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