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

AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor
Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

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

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar
Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
1149 AD
Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty

HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508
Mughal Emperor

Rani PadminiRani Padmini
1303 AD
Queen of Chittor

KrishnadevarayaKrishnadevaraya
16 February 1471
Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh
22 December 1666
Warrior
Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar
24 October 1775
Last Mughal Emperor

Razia SultanaRazia Sultana
1205 AD
First Female Sultan of Delhi

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

BindusaraBindusara
0320 BC
Second Maurya Emperor
Muhammad bin TughluqMuhammad bin Tughluq
1300 AD
Sultan of Delhi

Hyder AliHyder Ali
1721 AD
Ruler of Mysore
Balaji Baji RaoBalaji Baji Rao
08 December 1720
Maratha Peshwa

Rajendra Chola IRajendra Chola I
1014 AD
Ruler

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

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

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

Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
1178 AD
King
Muhammad of GhorMuhammad of Ghor
1149 AD
King
PorusPorus
King

Gayatri DeviGayatri Devi
23 May 1919
Princess

Shah Alam IIShah Alam II
25 June 1728
Emperor

Siraj ud-DaulahSiraj ud-Daulah
1733 AD
King
Bahadur Shah IBahadur Shah I
14 October 1643
Emperor

Alamgir IIAlamgir II
06 June 1699
Emperor

KanishkaKanishka
0078 AD
King

Akbar IIAkbar II
22 April 1760
 

Chandragupta IIChandragupta II
0380 AD
King
BimbisaraBimbisara
0558 AD
King of Magadha

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati
Rana Sanga's wife, Princess
Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VIIOsman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII
06 April 1886
Prince

BharmalBharmal
1491 AD
Ruler

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati
05 October 1524
Queen
RanjitsinhjiRanjitsinhji
10 September 1872
Cricketer

Mahadaji ShindeMahadaji Shinde
1727 AD
Ruler
Chand BibiChand Bibi
1550 AD
Regent and Warrior

Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
18 July 1919
Poet, Composer, Philosopher, Philanthropist,

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD
poet

Rajaram ChhatrapatiRajaram Chhatrapati
24 February 1670
Ruler

Harihara IHarihara I
1333 AD
Emporer
MihirakulaMihirakula
King

King PorusKing Porus
0350 BC
King

VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD
Astronomer

Dalip SinghDalip Singh
04 September 1838
Sikh maharaja
Thirumalai NayakThirumalai Nayak
 

Samudra GuptaSamudra Gupta
0335 AD
Emperor
Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Emperor

Maha MayaMaha Maya
Gautama Buddha's mother

Ibrāhīm LodīIbrāhīm Lodī
Sultan
Jahān ShāhJahān Shāh
05 January 1592
Emperor

RamanathaRamanatha
Ruler