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
AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
King

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar

AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire
AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
1149 AD
Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor
JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore
Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
1542 AD
Akbar's Third Wife

Rani PadminiRani Padmini
1303 AD
Queen of Chittor

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh
22 December 1666
Warrior

Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
08 December 1720
Maratha Peshwa

HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508
Mughal Emperor
Razia SultanaRazia Sultana
1205 AD
First Female Sultan of Delhi

Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar
24 October 1775
Last Mughal Emperor

KrishnadevarayaKrishnadevaraya
16 February 1471
Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire

BindusaraBindusara
0320 BC
Second Maurya 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

Rana SangaRana Sanga
12 April 1484
Ruler of Mewar

Rajendra Chola IRajendra Chola I
1014 AD
Ruler
SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD
Ruler of the Gupta Empire

TarabaiTarabai
14 April 1675
Regent of Maratha Empire
Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
17 December 1556
Poet

Kumbha of MewarKumbha of Mewar
1433 AD
Ruler of Mewar

Raja Raja Chola IRaja Raja Chola I
0947 AD
Sovereign
Rani LakshmibaiRani Lakshmibai
19 November 1828
Queen of Jhansi State

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Alauddin KhiljiAlauddin Khilji
1250 AD
Ruler
Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh
13 November 1780
Founder of the Sikh Empire

HarshavardhanaHarshavardhana
0590 AD
Indian emperor

AjatasatruAjatasatru
0492 BC
King

Muhammad of GhorMuhammad of Ghor
1149 AD
King
Shah Alam IIShah Alam II
25 June 1728
Emperor
Gayatri DeviGayatri Devi
23 May 1919
Princess

Bahadur Shah IBahadur Shah I
14 October 1643
Emperor

Alamgir IIAlamgir II
06 June 1699
Emperor

Mahadaji ShindeMahadaji Shinde
1727 AD
Ruler
Akbar IIAkbar II
22 April 1760
 

BimbisaraBimbisara
0558 AD
King of Magadha

KanishkaKanishka
0078 AD
King

Chandragupta IIChandragupta II
0380 AD
King

BharmalBharmal
1491 AD
Ruler
Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VIIOsman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII
06 April 1886
Prince

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati
05 October 1524
Queen
Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati
Rana Sanga's wife, Princess

Rajaram ChhatrapatiRajaram Chhatrapati
24 February 1670
Ruler

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD
poet
Chand BibiChand Bibi
1550 AD
Regent and Warrior

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

King PorusKing Porus
0350 BC
King

VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD
Astronomer

Dalip SinghDalip Singh
04 September 1838
Sikh maharaja

Thirumalai NayakThirumalai Nayak
 
Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Emperor

Ibrāhīm LodīIbrāhīm Lodī
Sultan

Jahān ShāhJahān Shāh
05 January 1592
Emperor