The First 10 Mughal Emperors

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  • Apr 20, 1526

    Mughal Empire founded by Babur

    Mughal Empire founded by Babur
    Babur (14 February 1483 – 26 December 1530) founded the Mughal Empire on 20th April 1526 when he put an end to the Lodi dynasty by defeating Ibrahim Lodi's army and killing him in the Battle of Panipat. He was extremely strong and fearless, and his name meant "tiger" in Persian. After his death, his body was taken to Bagh-e-Babur in Kabul, Afghanistan. URL:
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    Apr 20, 1526

    The First 10 Mughal Emperors

    The Mughal Empire was founded by Babur in 1526. It was one of the greatest empires to have existed in the past. By 1857, the empire ended due to lack of power and leadership. Having said that, This timeline is about the first 10 Mughal emperors and what they did during their reign.
  • Dec 26, 1530

    Humayun succeeds Babur

    Humayun succeeds Babur
    Mirza Nasir ud-din Baig Muhammad Khan Humayun (17 March 1508-27 january 1556) was the eldest son of Babur. He succeeded him and became the second emperor on the 26th December 1530. He fought many battles and expanded the empire in little time. He passed away from a fractured skull after slipping down a staircase and was buried in Delhi. URL:,_c._1700.jpg
  • Feb 14, 1556

    Akbar the Great

    Akbar the Great
    Akbar, (15 October 1542- 27 October 1605), son of Humayun, was the 3rd Mughal ruler. Not only did his name mean "the great", but he was known as the greatest ruler of all times too. He was 14 when he became ruler and won all the battles he participated in. He believed in peace and unity and he made sure everyone was treated equally. He died from dysentery and was buried in Agra, India. URL:
  • Jahangir, the 4th ruler

    Jahangir, the 4th ruler
    Mirza Nur-ud-din Beig Mohammad Khan Salim, (31 August 1569 – 28 October 1627), was known as Jahangir, which meant "conqueror of the world". He followed the footsteps of his father, Akbar, and lead his subjects with the same message of unity and peace. He was interested in art, science and architecture.He encouraged the Persian culture. He had a severe cold and died on his way for treatment. His body is buried in Lahore, Pakistan. URL:
  • Shah Jahan, the 5th ruler

    Shah Jahan, the 5th ruler
    Shah Jahan (5 January 1592- 9 May 1666) was known as one of the greatest Mughal emperors after Akbar. He built a lot of architectural buildings like the Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Jahangir mausoleum, and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore. Like Akbar, he destroyed many Hindu temples. He died from illness in 1666. URL:
  • Aurangzeb, the 6th ruler

    Aurangzeb, the 6th ruler
    Aurangzeb (3 November 1618 – 3 March 1707), was known for expanding the Mughal Empire like no-one before or after him. He became a ruler after killing his brothers and imprisoning his own father. He was known as "Alamgir", the seizer. He ruled almost 100-150 million subjects when the empire had expanded to the greatest extent. He built the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan and the Moti Mahal in Delhi, India. URL:
  • Bahadur Shah I

    Bahadur Shah I
    Bahadur Shah I (14 October 1643 – 27 February 1712) became the 7th ruler of the Mughal empire on 19th June 1707. He ruled for about two years, and this is when the decline of the Mughal empire started. It had reached its peak during Aurangzeb's rule, and started declining for a number of reasons including the lack of good leadership. URL:,_ca._1670,_Biblioth%C3%A8que_nationale_de_France,_Paris.jpg
  • Jahandar Shah

    Jahandar Shah
    Mirza Mu'izz-ud-Din Beig Mohammed Khan,(10 May 1661 – 12 February 1713), went by the name "Jahandar Shah". He ruled the Mughals empire for less than a year. He loved entertainment and didn't do much for the Mughals in comparison to those that ruled before him. He reintroduced couplets and issued coins in gold, silver, and copper. He was captured and imprisoned and was strangled to death. URL:,_Mughal_Emperor..jpg
  • Farrukhsiyar

    Farrukhsiyar (20 August 1685 – 19 April 1719) was not as prepared as the emperors before him were to handle the Mughal empire. He did not have a mind of his own and went with whatever others said. Even so, the Mughals managed to end the ongoing war they had had with the Sikhs. He was imprisoned, starved and killed by the Sayyid Brothers. URL:
  • Muhammad Shah

    Muhammad Shah
    Muhammad Shah (17 August 1702 – 26 April 1748) was the 4th son of Bahadur Shah I. Under his reign, the Mughal empire declined rapidly and irreversibly. The empire was no longer the way it was and there was no fixing it. Urdu was mad popular during his reign. He ot rid of the Sayyid brothers and was victorious in the Battle of Manipur. He was injurious from the war and died in 1748 URL: