The Mughal Empire

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In History
  • Apr 21, 1526

    Battle of Panipat

    Battle of Panipat
    The battle of Panipat marks the beginning of the Mughal Empire. Babur, a descendant from Genghis Khan, defeated the Lodi Empire in Northern India.
  • Dec 26, 1530

    Babur's Death

    Babur's Death
    His death lead to difficulties with his son's succession.
  • Jan 25, 1531

    Babur's Son Gains The Throne

    Babur's Son Gains The Throne
    Babur's son Humayun gains the throne. They tried to put Humayun's uncle as a ruler but they weren't able to.
  • Jan 25, 1540

    Sher Shah Suri Gains Power

    Sher Shah Suri Gains Power
    Sher Shah Suri leader of the rivals drives Humayun out of power and out of India and he seizes power.
  • Jul 23, 1555

    Humayun Returns to India

    Humayun Returns to India
    Taking advantage that Sher Shah Suri and his successor are dead, he takes an army from his Persian allies and goes back to India to retake power.
  • Jan 27, 1556

    Humayun's Death

    Humayun's Death
    Shortly after retaking power, Humayun trips and falls down the stairs. He gets injured and dies three days later.
  • Jan 30, 1556

    Akbar Gains Power

    Akbar Gains Power
    After his fathers death, Humayun, Akbar succeeds his father.
  • Nov 5, 1556

    Sur Dynasty Attacks Again

    Sur Dynasty Attacks Again
    The Sur dynasty attempts to seize power once again. The Mughal army defeats the Surs.
  • Jan 31, 1561

    Akbar Now In Full Control

    Akbar Now In Full Control
    Under his mother and other supporters guidance Akbar strips Bairam Khan from the regency, and while traveling to Mecca Khan got assassinated.
  • Akbar's Son Revolts

    Akbar's Son Revolts
    Akbar's oldest son Jahangir leads a revolt against his father. He is defeated but still has support to be the successor.
  • Jahangir Gains Power

    Jahangir Gains Power
    Jahangir becomes Akbar's successor by getting support from the harem women.
  • Jahangir Dies

    Jahangir Dies
    Jahangir dies on his way back from a trip and is succeeded by his third son Shah Jahan.
  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal
    Shah Jahan builds the Taj Mahal in memory of his third wife.
  • Shah Jahan Sick

    Shah Jahan Sick
    Shah Jahan becomes ill and his son Dara Shikoh rules for him. Dara's younger brother Aurangzeb allies with Islamic groups to oppose Dara Shikoh.
  • Dara Shikoh VS Aurangzeb

    Dara Shikoh VS Aurangzeb
    Aurangzeb defeats Dara Shikoh and executes him. He imprisons Shah Jahan because Aurangzeb says Jahan is unfit to rule again. The empire starts to become unstable.
  • Shah Alam

    Shah Alam
    Son of Aurangzeb, he succeeds him and tries to fix his father's errors but it's a little bit too late. The empire turns into chaos after his death and the empire starts to fall.
  • Mughal Empire Gone

    Mughal Empire Gone
    The British East India Company claims the Mughal Empire. Bahadur Shah Zafar, ruler of the Mughal empire at that time leads a revolt against them. Bahadur is defeated and the Mughal empire is ended.