The Mughal Empire

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In History
  • Apr 21, 1526

    Battle of Panipat

    Battle of Panipat
    This marks the beginning of the Mughal Empire. This is one of the earlist battles to involve any weapons. Babur's rule is marked by ongoing wars of aggression.
  • Jan 26, 1530

    Babur's death

    Babur's death
    Babur death leads to difficult with his son Humayun's succession. Humayun shows weakness through some battles
  • Jan 26, 1540

    Humayun and Sher Shah Suri

    Humayun and Sher Shah Suri
    Humayun gains throne earlier. Sher Shah Suri the leader of the sur dynasty. Drives Humayun out of India and seizes power.
  • Jul 23, 1555

    Humayun takes advantage

    Humayun takes advantage
    Of the deaths of both Sher Shah Suri and his son and successor, Islam Shah, to march an army provided by his Persian allies back to India. Puts the army under the leadership under Bairam Khan
  • Jan 27, 1556

    Retaking power

    Retaking power
    Humayun stops for daily prayer in the middle of carrying books down a flight of stairs and trips. He is fatally injured and dies three days later.
  • Jan 31, 1561


    He had supporters including his mom he strips Bairam Khan of the regency,
  • Jahangir

    He was Akbar oldest son declared successor. he impatiently leads a revolt against his father while Akbar is occupied in a foreign military campaign.
  • Jahangir succeeds as emperor

    Jahangir succeeds as emperor
    Jahangir succeeds as an emperor and his oldest son Khusrau Mirza, unsuccessfully rebels against him. And kills all his sons supporters and blinds his son.
  • Jahangir deaths

    Jahangir deaths
    Jahangir dies on his way of visiting Kashmir and is succeeded by his third son, Shah Jahan.
  • Shah Jahan

    Shah Jahan
    construction on the Taj Mahal in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Shah Jahan illness

    Shah Jahan illness
    He becomes ill and his eldest son, Dara Shikoh, becomes regent for him.
  • Aurangzeb

    defeats Dara Shikoh and has him executed. at this point Shah Jahan get better but Dara has him imprisoned
  • Aurangzeb's son

    Aurangzeb's son
    Shah Alam succeeds him in 1707 and tries to undo the disastrous policies of his father
  • British East India Company

    British East India Company
    has become the protector of the Mughal Empire, on trade with India.