When it comes to heritage and legacy, not many countries can assert of a rich and vibrant history as India. Home to several rulers, dynasties, emperors, conquerors, kings and monarchs, the opulence and grandeur of India reached new heights under different dynasties and empires. Be it Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Mauryan Empire and the first ruler of unified India or his grandson Samrat Chakravartin Ashoka who globally spread Buddhism and gave modern India its emblem, Akbar, the greatest Mughal Emperor who led way for cultural integration or Privithiraj Chauhan who ruled the kingdom of Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana, each of them added to the lustrous heritage of the country. While some contributed as great warriors the others became connoisseurs of art, some proved to be generous in their rule and others were known for their bravery and chivalry. At different phases, India was ruled by different rulers before coming under the British rule, and finally gaining its independence in 1947. Chronicling through the pages of history, one can only marvel at how the country became a hotbed for some of the greatest monarchs and kings. Check out this section to know about the life and works of some of the greatest Indian emperors and kings.
19 February 1630
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore
Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar

Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
1149 AD
Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty
17 March 1508
Mughal Emperor

16 February 1471
Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire
Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar
24 October 1775
Last Mughal Emperor

Sher Shah SuriSher Shah Suri
1486 AD
Founder of the Sur Empire in North India

Muhammad bin TughluqMuhammad bin Tughluq
1300 AD
Sultan of Delhi
Hyder AliHyder Ali
1721 AD
Ruler of Mysore

0320 BC
Second Maurya Emperor
Rana SangaRana Sanga
12 April 1484
Ruler of Mewar

0335 AD
Ruler of the Gupta Empire

Rajendra Chola IRajendra Chola I
1014 AD
Raja Raja Chola IRaja Raja Chola I
0947 AD

Kumbha of MewarKumbha of Mewar
1433 AD
Ruler of Mewar
Alauddin KhiljiAlauddin Khilji
1250 AD

0590 AD
Indian emperor

Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh
13 November 1780
Founder of the Sikh Empire

0492 BC
Akbar IIAkbar II
22 April 1760
Mahadaji ShindeMahadaji Shinde
1727 AD

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD

Rajaram ChhatrapatiRajaram Chhatrapati
24 February 1670

Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
18 July 1919
Poet, Composer, Philosopher, Philanthropist,
Harihara IHarihara I
1333 AD

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King PorusKing Porus
0350 BC

1491 AD

Thirumalai NayakThirumalai Nayak

Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I