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India History Timeline: 1601 - 1700



Year Rulers War and Politics Entertainment Literature Art and Architecture Science and Technology World Historic Events / Personalities
1601-1610 Jahangir (1605-1627) Guru Granth Sahib written (1604)


The first printed copy of the Adi Granth was made in 1864. Since the early 20th century the standard Guru Granth Sahib has been a standard edition with 1430 pages; thus a text can be easily referred to by page number.

Tuzuk-i Jahangiri, written by Jahangir
Humayun's Tomb (1605-1613)


Humayun's tomb is believed to have been designed by his widow. Its plan, based on the description of Islamic paradise gardens, is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs

Hans Lippershey invents the first refracting telescope.(1608)

Quebec was founded (1608)
Death of Akbar (1605)


Akbar was considered by many as the greatest ruler in Indian history

1611-1620 Jahangir (1605-1627) Birth of Aurangzeb (1618)
1621-1630 Jahangir (1605-1627) Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai (1623-1659)


Paranjothi Munivar wrote the Tiruviayadal Puranam in the sixteenth century. It is regarded as the temple's Sthalapurana

Giovanni Branca invents a steam turbine.(1621)

The British set foot in Surat (1624)

New York was established by the Dutch (1626)
Death of Jahangir (1627)


Jahangir was self-indulgent and sensual with a streak of cruelty that emanated from a weak personality

1631-1640 Shah Jahan (1627-1658) Taj Mahal constructed between 1631-1654


17th century painting of Taj Mahal

W. Gascoigne invents the micrometer.(1636)

Portugal achieved independence from Spain (1640)
1641-1650 Shah Jahan (1627-1658) The East India Company sets up factories at Madras (1641) Evangelista Torricelli invents the barometer.(1643)

The English Civil War (1642-1651)
 
1651-1660 Shah Jahan (1627-1658) Jan van Riebeeck founded Cape Town (1652)

Christian Huygens invents a pendulum clock.(1656)
1661-1670 Aurangzeb (1658-1707) British port and trading center established at Bombay. (1661)

First French trading post and factory established at Surat (1668)
Sindhudurg Fort was built by the great Maratha warrior leader Shivaji (1664) Isaac Newton invents a reflecting telescope.(1668)

Great Fire of London (1666)
Death of Shah Jahan (1666)


Prince Khurram was 35 years old when he ascended the throne succeeding Jahangir in 1627 as Shah Jahan

1671-1680 Aurangzeb (1658-1707)
Maratha Empire : Chhatrapati Shivaji (1674-1680)
Shivaji defeat Aurangzeb's troops, and establishes Maratha Confederacy (1674)


Chhatrapati Shivaji using guerrilla tactics superbly suited to the rugged mountains and valleys of the region, he annexed a portion of the then dominant Mughal empire.

Veeramamunivar (1680-1746) compiled the first dictionary in Tamil Red Fort (1670)


Built over many centuries under different regimes, it is the product of many different architects who each worked on only a small portion of the whole

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz invents a calculating machine.(1671)

Christian Huygens patents the pocket watch.(1675)

Denis Papin invents the pressure cooker.(1679)

Russo-Turkish War (1678-1681)
1681-1690 Aurangzeb (1658-1707)
Maratha Empire : Chhatrapati Sambhaji (1680-1689)
England became a constitutional monarchy (1689)  
1691-1700 Aurangzeb (1658-1707)
Maratha Empire : Chhatrapati Rajaram (1689-1700)
Calcutta founded (1690)


Job Charnok, an agent of the East India Company chose Calcutta, a small village, for a British trade settlement in 1690

Royal Bank of Scotland is founded (1695)

Englishmen, Thomas Savery invents a steam pump.(1698)
 
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India History Timeline : 1501 - 1600

India History Timeline : 1701 - 1800

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