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Mughal Emperors, 1526 - 1858

1526, May 27 Babur founds the Empire of Hind (usually referred to by historians as the Mughal Empire)
1540, May 17 Mughal rulers are expelled and superseded by the Afghan Suri dynasty
1555, Jul 23 Empire of Hind under the Mughal rulers restored
1600, Dec 31 East India Company was given monopoly privileges on all trade with the East Indies
1608 The Company's ships arrived at the port of Surat
1615 Jahangir granted the EIC the right to establish a factory at Surat
1717 EIC received a firman exempting the Company from the payment of custom duties in Bengal
1757 defeated the forces of the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-daulah , at the Battle of Plassey
1773 Lord North's India Bill, known as the Regulating Act of 1773, provided for greater parliamentary control over the affairs of the Company and placed India under the rule of a Governor-General
1858, Mar 29 the last Mughal ruler is deposed
1858, Aug 2 U.K. Act of Parliament annexes the Empire, creating British India (effective 1 Nov 1858)

 

Emperors (title Padshah, sometimes Padshah-e Hind - Emperor of India)

Mughal dynasty
Ruled Name birth - death
1526 - 1530 Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur Mirza, (Babur) **** - 1530
1530 - 1540 Humayun **** - 1556
1556 - 1605 Akbar **** - 1605
1605 - 1627 Jehangir **** - ****
1628 - 1658 Shah Jehan **** - 1666
1658, Jul 31 - 1707, Mar 2 Mohyi ad-Din AbuŽl Mozaffar Mohammad Awrangzib Bahadur Alamgir Padshah-e Ghazi
(Aurangzeb)
1618 - 1707
1707, Mar 14 - 1707, Apr 27 Qotb ad-Din AbuŽl Fayaz Mohammad A`zam Shah Padshah-e Ghazi
(continued as leader of rebellion until 18 Jun 1707)
1653 - 1707
1707, Apr 27 - 1712, Feb 27 Qotb ad-Din AbuŽn Nasr Sayyed Mohammad Shah `Alam Bahadur Shah Padshah-e Ghazi 1643 - 1712
1707, Apr 27 - 1709, Jan 13 Mohammad Kam Bakhsh-e Dinpanah ebn Awrangzib `Alamgir Padshah
(in rebellion)
1666 - 1709
1712, Feb 29 - 1712, Mar 17 Mohammad `Azim ash-Shan ebn Bahadur Shah Padshah 16** - 1712
1712, Feb 29 - 1712, Mar 28 Mohammad Rafi` ash-Shan ebn Bahadur Shah Padshah
(in rebellion)
16** - 1712
1712, Feb 29 - 1712, Mar 27 Jahan Shah ebn Bahadur Shah Padshah "Khojestan Akhtar"
(in rebellion)
16** - 1712
1712, Mar 30 - 1713, Jan 11 Mo`ezz ad-Din AbuŽl Fath Mohammad Jahandar Shah Padshah 1661 - 1713
1713, Jan 11 - 1719, Mar 1 Mo`in ad-Din (or Jalal ad-Din) AbuŽl Mozaffar Mohammad farrokhsiyar Padshah 1687 - 1719
1719, Mar 1 - 1719, Jun 7 Shams ad-Din AbuŽl Barakat Soltan Mohammad Rafi` ad-Darjat Padshah-e Ghazi 1699 - 1719
1719, Mar 30 - 1719, Aug 13 Mohammad Shah Nikusiyar
(in rebellion)
 
1719, Jun 8 - 1719, Sep 6 Mohammad Shah Jahan Sani Padshah 1700 - 1719
1719, Sep 28 - 1748, Apr 26 Naser ad-Din AbuŽl Fath (from 1722 AbuŽl-Mozaffar) Mohammad Shah Padshah-e Ghazi "Rawshan Akhtar" 1702 - 1748
1720, Oct 12 - 1720, Nov 19 Zahir ad-Din AbuŽl Fath Mohammad Ebrahim Shah Padshah
(in rebellion)
**** - 1720
1748, Apr 29 - 1754, Jun 3 Mojahed ad-Din AbuŽn Nasr Ahmad Shah Bahadur Padshah-e Ghazi 1725 - 1773
1754, Jun 3 - 1759, Nov 29 `Aziz ad-Din AbuŽl-`Adl Mohammad Alamgir Padshah-e Ghazi 1699 -1759
1759, Dec 11 - 1759, Dec 25 Mohyi-e Millat (or Mohyi ad-Din) Shah Jahan Sani ebn Mohyi-e Sannat Mohammad  
1759, Dec 25 - 1788, Aug 1 Jalal ad-Din AbuŽl Mozaffar Mohammad Shah `Alam Padshah "Ham-e Din" 1728 - 1806
1788, Aug 1 - 1788, Oct 1 Mohammad Bidarbakht ebn Ahmad Shah  
1788, Oct 16 - 1806, Nov 10 Jalal ad-Din AbuŽl Mozaffar Mohammad Shah `Alam Padshah "Ham-e Din" 1728 - 1806
1806, Nov 18 - 1837, Sep 28 Mo`in ad-Din AbuŽn Nasr Mohammad Akbar Padshah Saheb Qiran-e Sani 1759 - 1837
1837, Sep 29 - 1858, Mar 29 Seraj ad-Din AbuŽl Mozaffar Mohammad Bahadur Shah Padshah 1775 - 1862

 

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