Important Dates in History of India – Part 1

Yashwant Kale General, General Knowledge Leave a Comment

Here we are going to discuss some of the important dates in Indian History. In this Article we are going to see important dates in Indian history before Independence. We will be discussing the timeline from 3000 BC to 1565 AD i.e from Ancient to Medieval period

1) Time Period of Indus Valley Civilization 3000-1500 BC
2) Birth of Mahavira – 599 BC
3) Birth of Gautama Buddha- 563 BC
4) Enlightenment of Buddha- 528 BC
5) Death of Buddha- 483 BC
6) Invasion of Alexander, which proved important as it opened a land route between India and Europe- 327-326 BC
7) Accession of Chandragupta Maurya – 313 BC
8) Defeat of Seleucus at the hands of Chandragupta Maurya- 305 BC
9) Reign of Ashoka-273-232 BC
10) Conquest of Kalinga- 261 BC
11) Region of Elara, Chola King of Sri Lanka- 145-101 BC
12) The Saka invaded India 90 BC
13) Beginning of Vikram Era- 58 BC
14) Beginning of Saka Era- 78 AD
15) Accession of Kanishka- 120
16) Commencement of Gupta Era- 320
17) Accession of Vikramaditya- 380
18) Visit of Chinese traveller Fa-hien- 405-411
19) Accession of Kumara Gupta I- 415
20) The first Huna invasion- 454
21) Accession of Skanda Gupta- 455
22) Reign of Harshavardhan- 606-647
23) First invasion in Sind by Arabs- 712
24) Accession of King Bhoja of Kannauj- 836
25) Accession of Rajaraja, the Chola Ruler- 985
26) Accession of Sultan Mahmud- 998
27) First invasion of India by Mahmud Chazni – 1001
28) Destruction of Somnath Temple by Mahmud Ghzni- 1025
29) First Battle of Tarain- 1191
30) Second Battle of Tarain- 1192
31) Muhammad Ghori defeats Jayachandra Gahadvala of Kanauj- 1194
32) Accession of Qutab-ud-din Aibak to the throne of Delhi- 1206
33) Death of Qutub-ud-din Aibak- 1210
34) Mongol invasion – 1221
35) Accession of Razia Sultan to the throne of Delhi- 1236
36) Razia Sultan died- 1240
37) Alauddin Khilji invades the Yadava kingdom of Devagiri, which was the first Turkish invasion of the Deccan- 1294
38) Accession of Ala–ud-din Khilji- 1296
39) Alauddin Khilji died- 1316
40) Accession of Muhammad-bin Tughlaq- 1325
41) Shifting of Capital from Delhi to Daulatabad to Deccan by the Tughlaqs- 1327
42) Foundation of Vijayanagar Empire- 1336
43) Timur invades India, who defeated the Tughlaq Sultan Mahmud Shah- 1398
44) Accession of Feroz Shah 1398
45) Birth of Gurunanak- 1469
46) Accession of Babar in Farghana- 1494
47) First voyage of Vasco da Gama to India (discovery of sea route to India via the Cape of Good Hope-1497-98
48) First Battle of Panipat, Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodhi; Foundation of Mughal rule by Babar- 1526
49) Battle of Khanya’Babar defeated Rana Sanga- 1527
50) Death of Babar and accession of Humayun- 1530
51) Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayan and became India’s emperor- 1539
52) Battle of Kannauj- 1540
53) Humayan recaptured the throne of Delhi- 1555
54) Second Battle of Panipat- 1556
55) Battle of Talikota-1565

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