India as a nation boasts of a rich and varied heritage that spans several millennia and dates back to the ancient times. The country saw a succession of powerful dynasties and empires for several centuries throughout various geographic areas of the subcontinent and also witnessed the development of spirituality the subcontinent is well known for. The emergence of the likes of Magadha, Mahavira and Gautama Buddha during the fifth and sixth century BCE marked Indian history significantly. The establishment of the Maurya Empire by Chandragupta Maurya who was assisted by Chanakya was another significant historical event. The reign of Mauryan emperor Ashoka lasted for almost four decades before he was succeeded by his grandson Dasharatha. The Mughal invaded India in the 16th century and Babur established the Mughal Empire. Among his descendents, Akbar is credited to have been a great emperor whose reign was instrumental in shaping the modern history of India. The Mughal Empire began to decline after the death of Aurangazeb and India fell under British colonial rule before gaining independence in the mid-20th century. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Indian historical personalities.
Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement
ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
King

AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor
Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh
22 December 1666
Warrior

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire
JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
1149 AD
Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty
Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore

Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
08 December 1720
Maratha Peshwa

HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508
Mughal Emperor

Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
1542 AD
Akbar's Third Wife

Rani PadminiRani Padmini
1303 AD
Queen of Chittor
KrishnadevarayaKrishnadevaraya
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

Razia SultanaRazia Sultana
1205 AD
First Female Sultan of Delhi
Muhammad bin TughluqMuhammad bin Tughluq
1300 AD
Sultan of Delhi

TarabaiTarabai
14 April 1675
Regent of Maratha Empire
BindusaraBindusara
0320 BC
Second Maurya Emperor

Hyder AliHyder Ali
1721 AD
Ruler of Mysore

SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD
Ruler of the Gupta Empire
Rana SangaRana Sanga
12 April 1484
Ruler of Mewar

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

Kumbha of MewarKumbha of Mewar
1433 AD
Ruler of Mewar

Rani LakshmibaiRani Lakshmibai
19 November 1828
Queen of Jhansi State
Alauddin KhiljiAlauddin Khilji
1250 AD
Ruler

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HarshavardhanaHarshavardhana
0590 AD
Indian emperor
Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh
13 November 1780
Founder of the Sikh Empire

AjatasatruAjatasatru
0492 BC
King

Gayatri DeviGayatri Devi
23 May 1919
Princess

Akbar IIAkbar II
22 April 1760
 
Mahadaji ShindeMahadaji Shinde
1727 AD
Ruler
Rajaram ChhatrapatiRajaram Chhatrapati
24 February 1670
Ruler

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD
poet

BharmalBharmal
1491 AD
Ruler

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati
05 October 1524
Queen
Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
18 July 1919
Poet, Composer, Philosopher, Philanthropist,

Chand BibiChand Bibi
1550 AD
Regent and Warrior

Harihara IHarihara I
1333 AD
Emporer

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati
Rana Sanga's wife, Princess

VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD
Astronomer
King PorusKing Porus
0350 BC
King

Thirumalai NayakThirumalai Nayak
 
Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Emperor