List of Important Dates in Ancient Indian History

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List of Important Dates in Ancient Indian History

 

BC
300-5000 Indus Valley Civilisation
563 Birth of Gautama Buddha (or 576 BC in some sources)
527-540 Birth of Mahavir; Nirvana
327-326 Alexander’s invasion of India. It opened a land route between India and Europe
313 Accession of Chandragupta Maurya, according to Jain traditions.
305 Defeat of Seleucus at the hands of Chandragupta Maurya
273-232 Ashoka’s reign
261 Conquest of Kalinga
145-101 Reign of Elara, tde Chola king of Sri Lanka
58 Beginning of Vikrami Era
AD
78 Beginning of Saka Era
120 Accession of Kanishka
320 Commencement of Gupta Era, the golden age of Hindu India
380 Accession of Vikramaditya
405-411 Visit of Chinese traveller Fahien
415 Accession of Kumara Gupta I
455 Accession of Skanda Gupta
606-647 Harshavardhan’s reign
712 First invasion in Sindh by Arabs
836 Accession of King Bhoja of Kannauj
985 Accession of Rajaraja tde Chola ruler
998 Accession of Sultan Mahmud
1001 First invasion of India by Mahmud Ghazni who defeated Jaipal, ruler of Punjab.
1025 Destruction of Somnath Temple by Mahmud Ghazni
1191 First Battle of Tarain
1192 Second Battle of Tarain
1206 Accession of Qutub-ud-Din Aibak to the throne of Delhi
1210 Death of Qutub-ud-Din Aibak
1221 Changez Khan invaded India (Mongol invasion)
1236 Accession of Razia Sultan to the throne of Delhi
1240 Death of Razia Sultan
1296 Accession of Ala-ud-Din Khilji
1316 Deatd of Ala-ud-Din Khilji
1325 Accession of Muhammad-bin Tughlaq
1327 Shifting of Capital from Delhi to Daulatabad in Deccan by the Tughlaqs
1336 Foundation of Vijayanagar empire in South
1351 Accession of Feroze Shah
1398 Invasion of India by Timur
1469 Birth of Guru Nank
1494 Accession of Babur in Farghana
1497-98 First Voyage of Vasco de Gama to India (discovery of sea route to India via Cape of Good Hope) I
1526 First Battle of Panipat; Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodhi; foundation of Mughal dynasty by Babur
1527 Battle of Kanwaha-Babur defeated Rana Sanga
1530 Death of Babur and Accession of Humayun
1539 Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun and became India’s empreor
1555 Humayun recaptured the throne of Delhi
1556 Second battle of Panipal
1565 Battle of Talikota
1576 Battle of Haldighati – Rana Pratap defeated by Akbar
1582 Din-e-IIahi founded by Akbar
1600 East India Company established
1605 Death of Akbar and accession of Jehangir
1606 Execution of Guru Arjun Dev
1611 Jehangir marries Nur Jahan
1616 Sir Thomas Roe visits Jehangir
1627 Birth of Shivaji and death of Jehangir
1628 Shah Jahan becomes emperor of India
1631 Death of Mumtaz Mahal
1634 The English permitted to trade in India (in Bengal)
1659 Accession of Aurangzeb, Shahjahan imprisoned
1665 Shivaji imprisoned, by Aurangzeb
1666 Death of Shah Jahan
1675 Execution of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Guru of Sikhs
1680 Death of Shivaji
1707 Death of Aurangzeb
1708 Death of Guru Gobind Singh
1739 Nadir Shah Invades India    ( See List of Important Dates in Modern Indian History…………….)
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