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    Mughal Emperors Major Campaigns And Events

    Babur- 1526-1530

    In 1526 defeated Ibrahim Lodi and his Afghan supporters at Panipat.

    In 1527- defeated Rana Sanga,Rajput rulers and allies at Khanua

    In 1528-defeated the Rajputs at Chanderi.Babur established control over Agra and Delhi before his death.


    Humayun- 1530-1540,1555-1556

    Humayun divided his inheritance according to the will of his father.His brothers were given a province.

    Sher Khan defeated Humayun at Chausa 1539 and Kanauj 1540 forcing him to flee to Iran.
    In Iran Humayun received help from Safavid Shah and recaptured Delhi in 1555 but died next year after an accident.

    Akbar 1556-1605

    In 1556-1570 Akbar became independent of the regent Bairam Khan and other members of his domestic staff.Military campaigns were launched against the Suris and other Afghans and other kingdoms of Malwa and Gondwana.

    In 1568 he seized the sisodiya capital of Chittor and in 1569 Ranthambhor.

    In 1570-1585 He led military campaigns in Gujarat followed by Bengal,Bihar and Orissa.

    In 1585- 1605 saw expansion of Akbar's empire.Campaigns were launched in  the north-west.Qandhar was seized ,Kashmir was annexed as also Kabul.Campaigns in the Deccan started and Berar,Khandesh and parts of Ahmadnagar were annexed.In the last years of Akbar's reign Prince Salim rebeled several times.

    Jahangir 1605- 1627

    Military campaigns started by Akbar continued.The sisodiya ruler of Mewar,Amar Singh accepted Mughal supremacy.Prince Khurram rebelled in the last years of his reign.Less successful campaigns against Sikhs,Ahoms and Ahmadnagar followed.

    Shah Jahan 1627- 1658

    Mughal campaigns continued in the Deccan under Shah Jahan.

    The Aghan noble Khan Jahan Lodi rebelled and was defeated.

    Campaigns were launched against Ahmadnagar,the Bundelas were defeated and Orchha seized.

    In 1632 Ahmad Nagar finally annexed and Bijapur ready for peace.

    In 1656-1658 there was conflict over succession among Shah Jahan's sons.Auranzeb imprisoned his father at Agra.

    Aurangzeb 1658-1707

    Ahoms were defeated in 1663 but rebelled again in 1680s.Campaigns against Yusufzai and the Sikhs were temporarily successful.Mughal intervention in the succession and internal politics of Rathors of Marwar led to their rebellion.Campaign against Maratha Chief Shivaji was initially successful.Campaign to the Deccan partialy successful with Bijapur annexed in 1685 and Golconda in 1687.Aurangzeb also faced rebellions of Sikhs,Jats and Satnamis.

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