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India History Timeline: 1501 - 1600

Year Rulers War and Politics Entertainment Literature Art and Architecture Science and Technology World Historic Events / Personalities
1501-1510 Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517) Portuguese capture Goa (1510) Thiruppugazh written by the poet-saint Arunagirinathar (15th century) Dada Hari Wav Step Well (1501) Leonardo da Vinci paints "Mona Lisa" (1502)

Mona Lisa is owned by the French government and hangs in the Musée du Louvre in Paris

Pocket watch invented by Peter Henlein. (1510)
Birth of Humayun(1508)
1511-1520 Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517) Michelangelo finishes Sistine Chapel work (1512)
1521-1530 Ibrahim II (1517-1526)
Babur (1526 - 1530)
first battle of Panipat (1526) Humayun acquires the services of Safavid painters Mir Sayyid Ali and Abd al-Samad. (1526)
Spain becomes first country to use muskets in combat (1525) Death of Babur (1530)

Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, popularly known as "Babur", meaning lion, was the founder of Mughal Empire in India, which lasted for 331 years. He was born in Farghana, now in Uzbekistan, on February 14, 1483

1531-1540 Humayun (1530 -1540) Afghan Leader Sher Shah defeats Humayun (1540) Suleiman the Magnificent invades Hungary (1532) Death of Guru Nanak (1538)
1541-1550 Sher Shah (1540 - 1545)
Islam Shah (1545 - 1553)
Akbar and Birbal
Akbar and Birbal
Portuguese introduce firearms to Japan (1543) Birth of Akbar (1542)
1551-1560 Muhammad Shsh (1553 - 1554)
Firuz ( 29 April - 2 May 1554)
Ibrahim III (1554 - 1554/5)
Sikander Shah (1554/5 - 1555) Adil Shah
Humayun (1555 -1556)
Second battle of Panipat (1556) Hidimba Devi Temple (1553) Turk armies invade Malta, lose battle (1551) Death of Humayun(1556)

During the tenth year of his rule, in 1540, Humayun, who had a tendency to be complacent and lazy, lost his empire to Sher Khan Sur, an upstart from Bihar

1561-1570 Akbar (1556 -1605) Battle of Talikota (1565)
Defeat of Vijaynagar dynasty (1565)
Birth of Shakespeare (1564) Birth of Jahangir (1569)
1571-1580 Akbar (1556 -1605) Akbar defeats Rana Pratap at battle of Haldighati (1576) Tulsidas begins the Ramcaritmanas (1574) Fatehpur Sikri (1571-1586)

Golden Temple in Punjab (1574)
Fourth French war of religion ends (1573)
1581-1590 Akbar (1556 -1605) Gregorian Calendar adopted in several European countries (1582)

Dutchmen, Zacharias Janssen invents the compound microscope.(1590)
A History of India
A History of India
1591-1600 Akbar (1556 -1605) Charminar Gate & Mosque (1591)

Built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1591 shortly after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda to what now is known as Hyderabad

The East India Company: A History
The East India Company: A History
France goes to war with Spain (1595)

Galileo invents thermometer (1596)
Birth of Shah Jahan (1592)

Death of Maharana Pratap (1597)

Maharana Pratap went into hiding after the battle of Haldighati, but for the last ten years of his life, he ruled in relative peace and eventually freed most of Mewar, but not Chittor

East India Company is formed (1600)

The British East India Company was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intention of favouring trade privileges in India.

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India History Timeline : 1401 - 1500

India History Timeline : 1601 - 1700

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