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History

Historical Dates (3000 BC-1773)

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Ransack of Somnath by Mahmud of Ghazni (17 plundering expeditions in India) 1026
Prithviraj Chauhan, King of Delhi, wins the First Battle of Tarain against Muhammad Ghori 1191
Second battle of Tarain, Ghori wins 1192
India threatened by Mongol invasions under Chenghis Khan 1221
Foundation of the Qutb Minar 1232
Marco Polo visits India 1298
Ibn Batuta arrives in India 1333
Founding of Vijaynagar Empire (Deccan) 1336
Rise of the Bahmani Dynasty (Deccan) 1347
Timur invades India 1398
Birth of Guru Nanak 1469
Adil Shah dynasty at Bijapur 1489
Nizam Shahi dynasty at Ahmednagar 1490
Vasco Da Gama arrives at Calicut on 27th May 1498
First battle of Panipat 1526
Guru Nanak dies 1539
Battle of Kanuaj-Sher Shah Suri defeats Humayun 1540
The Jesuits of Goa publish the first book in India 1553
Humayun recovers Delhi from Aslam Shah, successor of Sher Shah 1555
Akbar ascends the throne and defeats Hemu Vikramaditya in the Second Battle of Panipat 1556
Akbar abolishes poll tax on Hindus 1564
Battle of Talikota 1565
Fall of Chittorgarh 1568
Foundation of Fatehpur Sikri by Akbar 1571
Battle of Haldighati; Akbar defeats Rana Pratap of Mewar 1576
Akbar invades Khandesh 1577-1597
Akbar proclaims Din-i-Elahi 1582
Dutch reach India 1595
Rana Pratap dies 1597
English East India Company constituted by a Charter signed by Queen Elizabeth 1 1600
Dutch East India company formed 1602
Adi Granth compiled by the fifht guru, Guru Arjan 1604
Dutch establish their first factory at Masulipatnam 1605
Third Buddhist Council at Pataliputra under the patronage of King Asoka 250 BC
Fourth Buddhist Council Kashmir, 72 AD
Fourth Buddhist Council was presided by Vasumitra and Asvaghosa under the patronage of King Kanishka of Kushan Empire
Buddhism was divided into two sects namely Mahayan and Hinayan 72 AD, Fourth Buddhist Council
Fifth Buddhist Council in Burma under the patronage of King Mindon 1871
Sixth Buddhist Council under the patronage of Burmese government 1954
First invasion of India by Mahmud Ghazni who defeated Jaipal, ruler of Punjab 1001
Shifting of Capital from Delhi to Daulatabad in Deccan by the Tughlaq 1327
Battle of Khanua – Babur defeated Rana Sang 1527
Din-e-Illahi founded by Akbar 1582
Execution of Guru Arjun Dev 1606
Death of Jahangir 1627
Death of Mumtaz Mahal 1631
The British permitted to trade in India in Bengal 1634
Accession of Aurangzeb, Shah Jahan imprisoned 1658
Shivaji imprisoned by Aurangzeb 1665
Death of Shah Jahan 1666
Execution of Teg Bahadur, the ninth Guru of Sikhs 1675
Death of Shivaji 1680
Death of Guru Gobind Singh 1708
Nadir Shah invades India 1739
Battle of Plassey, establishment of British political rule in India at the hands of Lord Clive 1757
Third Battle of Panipat; Shah Alam II becomes India’s emperor 1761
Clive appointed Company’s Governor in India 1765
First Mysore War 1767 - 1769
The Great Bengal Famine 1770
First Carnatic War; Dupleix (French Governor-General), Major Stringer Lawrence (British), Nawab of the Carnatic 1746 – 1748
Second Carnatic War-English won-Muzaffar Jung became Hyderabad’s Nizam. Muhammad Ali became the Nawab of the Carnatic 1749 – 1754
Third Carnatic War-Count de Lally (French General), British Lieutenant-General Sir Eyre Coote-The Seven Year’s War broke out in Europe 1758 – 1763
Abdur Razak came to the court of Deva Raya II of Vijayanagar
Al-Biruni came to the court of Mahmud of Ghazni
Tahqiq-i-hind was written by Al-Biruni
Who is known as the 'Father of Indology'? Al-Biruni
Captain William Hawkins came to the court of Jahangir (1609)
Fa-Hien-known for his visit to Lumbini came to the court of Vikramaditya (Chandragupta II)
Francois Bernier came to the court of Aurangzeb (1658-1671)-his personal physician
Huien Tsang Harsha Vardhana
Who wrote Si-yu-ki Huien Tsang
Ibn Batuta came to the court of Mohammed Bin Tughlaq
Who wrote Rihla Ibn Batuta
Marco Polo Rudramma Devi of the Kakatiyas
Megasthenes (ambassador of Seleucus) came to the court of Chandragupta Maurya
Who wrote Indica Megasthenes
Nicolo Conti came to the court of Deva Raya I of Vijayanagar
Thomas Roe came to the court of Jahangir, 1615
Birth of Shivaji 1630
Shivaji's coronation 1674
Bakhtiyar Khilji invaded Bengal in 1194
Iqta system was started by Iltutmish
Adina Mosque was built by Sikander Shah
Gunaraj Khan title was given to Maladhar Basu, by Rukunuddin Barbak Shah
Humayun nama was written by Gulbadan Begum
Battle of Raichur 1520 (Bahmani and Vijaynagar)
Four Dynasties of Vijaynagar Empire Sangama, Saluva, Tuluva (Krishna Deva Raya), Aravidu
Kanpur uprising of 1857 Nana Saheb
Barrackpore uprising of 1857 Mangal Pandey
Delhi uprising of 1857 Bahadur Shah Zafar
Lucknow uprising of 1857 Begum Hazrat Mahal
Jhansi uprising of 1857 Rani Laxmi Bai (Mannikarnika)
Bihar uprising of 1857 Kunwar Singh
Allahabad uprising of 1857 Maulvi Liyakat Ali
Gwalio uprising of 1857r Tantiya Tope
Assam uprising of 1857 Kandapareshwar
Domingo Paes and Fernao Nuniz came to the court of Krishna Deva Raya
Ashvaghosha was the court poet of Kanishka
Banabhatta was the court poet of Harshavardhana
Dandin was the court poet of Narsimhavarman
Harisena was the court poet of Samudragupta
Kalidasa was the court poet of Chandragupta II
Rajashekhar was the court poet of Mahindrapala
Ravikirti was the court poet of Pulkesin II
Vishakhadatta was the court poet of Harshavardhan
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