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


19 February 1627


14 October 1542


0304 BC


04 November 1618

Shah JahanShah Jahan

05 January 1592


31 August 1569

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan

20 November 1750

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap

09 May 1540

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh

22 December 1666

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17 March 1508


16 February 1471

Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar

24 October 1775

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0320 BC

Rani LakshmibaiRani Lakshmibai

19 November 1828

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Hyder AliHyder Ali

1721 AD

Rana SangaRana Sanga

12 April 1484

Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh

13 November 1780

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0492 BC


0590 AD


1675 AD

Akbar IIAkbar II

22 April 1760

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati

05 October 1524

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Chand BibiChand Bibi

1550 AD

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah

1580 AD

Mahadaji ShindeMahadaji Shinde

1727 AD

Rajaram ChhatrapatiRajaram Chhatrapati

24 February 1670

Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar

18 July 1919

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati

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Harihara IHarihara I

1333 AD

King PorusKing Porus

0350 BC

Thirumalai NayakThirumalai Nayak


1491 AD