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Amir Timur, the king of Turkestan, invaded India in 1398, during the reign of the last Sultan of Tughlaq dynasty, Nasir-ud-din Mahmud (1390-1412). After plundering Delhi, Timur returned to Samarkand (Central Asia),

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Who is the father of Babur?

Sultan Omer Sheikh Mirza, the ruler of Farghana, was Babur's father. His ancestors are also well known. Through his fathers side, his ancestor was Timur and Genghis Khan from his mothers side.


How was Timur related to Babur?

Babur's paternal grandfather, Abu Sa'id Mirza was the great grandson of Amir Timur.


Who was Timur the Lame?

Timur the Lame was a fourteenth-century conqueror and the founder of the Timurid dynasty, which lasted from 1730 to 1405, in Central Asia and the great great grandfather of Babur.


What is the meaning of the mughal dynasty flag?

the lion shows us the bravery and iron hand which mughal and timur would use in their empires and rising sun indicates the growing empire.East India company was made by British in subcontinent and British also started to rule on some areas when British saw that the Mughals are fighting between each other.


What were the weaknesses of Babur?

Full name - Zahir-ud-din Mohammad BaburBorn - 41 February 1483 in Andijan, Central AsiaDied - 26 December 130, of fever, aged 47, in Agra, India. Buried 9 years later, as per his wishes, in a garden in Kabul. His sister Khanzada and son Hindal also buried on the same garden terrace.Accession to power - 11 years old when he inherited Ferghana.Length of rule in India - 4 years [1526 - 1530].Ethnic Stock - Turko Mongol prince from Ferghana, a small kingdom east of Samarkand. Descended from Timur on father's side and from Genghis Khan on his mother's.Father - Umar Shaikh, ruler of Ferghana. Died in 1497 when Babar was 11 years old.Mother tongue - Chaghatai Turkish.Siblings - sister Khanzada, half-brother JahangirChildren - Four sons : Humayun b 1508; Kamran b 1509; Askari b 1516; and Hindal b 1519; daughter GulbadanStrengths - a great soldier and a prolific writerPassions - gardening and writing. Created many gardens - his favourite on a hillside in Kabul where his body was brought back to be buried Composed verses in Persian. Wrote his memoirs - Babarnamah - in his mother tongue. Grandson Akbar had them translated into Persian and illustrated. These manuscripts were probably lost in the looting of Delhi by Nadir Shah in 1739. A naturalist too. Book lover - set up a family library.Arrival in India - April 1526. Defeated Ibrahim Lodhi at the Battle of Panipat, marched towards Delhi and declared himself Padshah of India.Victory due to - superior cavalry tactics and moveable artillery. Babar's troops numbered only 12,000 compared to Ibrahim Lodhi's 100,000 - but Babar's strongest assets were his two Persian gunners who were skilled in the art of cannons - a piece of artillery unknown in the sub-continent at the time. The noise of the cannons terrified Ibrahim's elephants - and the rest, as they say, is history!Military Campaigns - defeated Rajput Confederacy led by Rana Sanga - in 1527. Defeated joint forces of Afghans and Sultan of Bengal in 1529.Character traits - modest, simple, religious, tolerant towards non-muslimsAs a ruler - liberal. He believed that " defeated enemies must be conciliated, not antagonised if they are to be ruled effectively" and that " one's own followers must be prevented by discipline from victimising local population."Weaknesses - Not an administrator. Was a hard drinker but said to have given up wine 2 days before the battle with the Rajputs, to obtain God's favours.Inherited - small kingdom of FerghanaExtent of Kingdom at death - Consolidated and enlarged his conquered territory. His Empire in 1530 included Afghanistan, Kashmir, Punjab, Bihar and Malwa.

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In which year India was invaded by timur lung?

In 1398, Timur invaded northern India, attacking the Delhi Sultanate ruled by Sultan Nasir-u Din mahmud.


When did the Delhi sultanate end?

Babur, a descendent of Timur, invaded India in 1526 and established the Mughal Dynasty, thus ending the Delhi Sultanate.


Which monument is called the dormitory house of Timur?

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, India. R.Santhanalakshmi VIII D Vairam's Matric School Pudukkottai 622001


Who invaded Delhi?

Timur the Lame and later the founder of the Mughal Empire


Who won the Battle of Ankara?

The Battle of Ankara was fought near Ankara between Ottoman Sultan Bayezid's army and Mongolian Timur's army in 1402. The result was an indisputable victory for Timur and it was the only time in the history of the Ottoman Empire that a sultan was captured as prisoner.


How was the Mughal empire established?

On the eve of Babur's invasion ,at the beginning of the 16th century , india was divided into numerous small kingdom ruled by independent kings.The Delhi sultanate had dwindled in size and power and its control was confined to Delhi and its surrounding areas.The political scenario was a picture of disunity and discord.It was perfect setting for an ambitious descendant of Amit Timur and Chenghiz Khan called Muhammad Babur to conquer India.Thus Babur invaded India and led the establishment of Mughal Empire.


Who was the first mughal ruler of India. when did he established his rule in India?

The first Mughal Emperor of India was Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, a descendant of Amir Timur. He defeated the Delhi Sultan Ibrahim Lodi in the battle of Panipat in 1526 and established the Mughal Empire in India. He won the battle of Khanwa against Rana Sangram Singh in 1527. In the battle of Ghagra (1529), he defeated the Afghan confederates. Thus he became the master of India and ruled till 1530.


Who defeated Sultan Ibrahim Lodi in the Battle of Panipat?

Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, a descendant of Timur, defeated Ibrahim Lodi in the First Battle of Panipat and established the Mughal Empire in India (1526).


Why was The Mughal Dynasty also called 'Timur's House'?

Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire in India, was sixth in descent from Amir Timur. Thats why the Mughal Dynasty is also known as Timurid Dynasty of India or Timur's House.


What did Timur conquer?

Timur, known as Tamerlane to the Europeans, conqured mostly India and Central Asia and was a decendant of Genghis Khan


Why did Babur come to India?

Babur was not content with ruling over the small kingdom of Farghana. He attacked Samarkand, but his uncles defeated him and he even lost his own kingdom Farghana. Thus, he became a wanderer. It was during this Period that he came to Kabul and captured it in 1504 and so came in touch with India whose wealth was a standing temptation. Babur had heard of the rich land called India and remembered his grandfather Timur's invasion of India. In 1517 and again in 1519, he swept down the Afghan plateau into the plains of India. He entered the Punjab in 1523 on the invitation of Daulat Khan Lodhi, the governor of the province, and 'Alam Khan, an uncle of Ibrahim Lodhi, the Delhi Sultan.


Who was the first Mughal emperor of India?

Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur (1526-1530) was the founder of Mughal dynasty in India. His father was a descendant of Timur while his mother was a descendant of Chengiz Khan, two great conquerors. Babur established his new Empire in 1526, after defeating the Delhi Sultan Ibrahim Lodi in the 1st battle of Panipat. The Mughals ruled India from 1526 to 1857.