India from the Mughals to the British Government

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  • Feb 9, 1526

    Babur established the Mughal Empire

    Babur established the Mughal Empire
    In 1524, Daulat Khan Lodi, a rebel of the Lodhi dynasty, invited Babur to overthrow Ibrahim and become ruler. Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi at the First Battle of Panipat in 1526 and founded the Mughal empire.
  • Period: Feb 10, 1526 to Feb 10, 1530

    Rule of Babar

    In 1524, Daulat Khan Lodi, a rebel of the Lodhi dynasty, invited Babur to overthrow Ibrahim and become ruler. Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi at the First Battle of Panipat in 1526 and founded the Mughal empire. ... Babur died in 1530 and was succeeded by Humayun.
  • Period: Feb 10, 1526 to

    Mughal Dynasty

    The Mughal Empire ruled most of northern India from the 1500s to the 1700s. The Mughal rulers practiced the religion of Islam. ... Even so, the Mughals were able to rule successfully. They worked to bring Muslims and Hindus together into a united India.
  • Period: Feb 10, 1530 to Feb 10, 1556

    Rule of Humayun

    At the time of his death in 1556, the Mughal Empire spanned almost one million square kilometres. In December 1530 Humayun succeeded his father as ruler of the Mughal territories in the Indian subcontinent. At the age of 23, Humayun was an inexperienced ruler when he came to power.
  • Period: Feb 10, 1556 to

    Rule of Akbar the Great

    During his rule, the Mughal empire tripled in size and wealth. ... Thus, the foundations for a multicultural empire under Mughal rule was laid during his reign. Akbar was succeeded as emperor by his son, Jahangir.
  • Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter

    Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter
    Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the East India Company established trading posts in Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras
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    Rule of Jahangir

    Mirza Nur-ud-din Beig Mohammad Khan Salim, known by his imperial name Jahangir (Persian for "conqueror of the world" (31 August 1569 – 28 October 1627)), was the fourth Mughal Emperor who ruled from 1605 until his death in 1627.
  • East India Company

    East India Company
    East India Company, also called English East India Company, formally (1600–1708) Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies, or (1708–1873) United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies, English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia.
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    Rule of Shah Jahan

    During his reign, from 1628 to 1658, the Mogul Empire reached its zenith in prosperity and luxury. He is remembered as the builder of the Taj Mahal. The third son of Emperor Jahangir, Shah Jahan was born at Lahore on Jan. 5, 1592, and was given the name of Khurram.
  • Taj Mahal Built

    Taj Mahal Built
    Shah Jahan, the ruler of the Mughal Empire, builds the Taj Mahal
  • Aurangzeb

    Aurangzeb
    The Strict Muslim, Aurangzeb, ruled India and tried to force Hindus to convert to Islam
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    Seven Years War

    The Seven Years' War, also known as the French and Indian War, began in 1756 when the fighting between French and colonists merged into a European conflict involving France, Austria, and Russia against Prussia and Britain. ... Peace was declared in 1763 through the Peace of Paris, which ended French power in North America.
  • The Battle of Plassey

    The Battle of Plassey
    Robert Clive, an agent of the East India Company, leads forces which defeated the Mughal governor of Bengal
  • Battle at Wandewash

    Battle at Wandewash
    Battle of Wandiwash. The Battle of Wandiwash was a decisive battle in India during the Seven Years' War. The Count de Lally's army, burdened by a lack of naval support and funds, attempted to regain the fort at Vandavasi, now in Tamil Nadu. He was attacked by Sir Eyre Coote's forces and decisively defeated.
  • First governor general

    First governor general
    Warren Hastings appointed the first governor general of India by the East India Company
  • The Sepoy Rebellion

    The Sepoy Rebellion
    The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the cantonment of the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India.
  • Indian Viceroy

    Indian Viceroy
    The British government ruled India via an Indian Viceroy- called the British Raj
  • Indian National Congress

    Indian National Congress
    Burma became an Indian province, The Indian National Congress was formed
  • Seperating Bengal

    Seperating Bengal
    The British government divided Bengal into separate Hindu and Muslim sections
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    Outbreak of War. On June 28, 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand (no, not the band), the Archduke of Austria, in Sarajevo. Exactly one month later, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.