1206 - 1526 Personalities
The Delhi Sultanate

1206 - 1290

1206 - 1290 Personalities
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Daughter of Iltutmush, Razia Sultana was the first female Muslim ruler of South Asia. She was a talented, wise, just and generous woman. She was a great administrator and was…

1206 - 1290 Personalities
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Farid-ud-din Gang Shakar was the spiritual successor of both paragons of spiritualism, Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chisti and Qutub-ud-din Bakhtyar Kaki belonging to Chistiyah order of Sufism. He was born in 1173…

1290 - 1316

1290 - 1316 Personalities
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Alauddin Khalji was the son of Shahab-ud-din Khalji, and nephew and son-in-law of Jalal-ud-din Khalji, the founder of the Khalji rule in South Asia. When Jalal-ud-din ascended the throne, Alauddin…

1320 - 1414

1320 - 1414 Personalities
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Born in a well-to-do family of Tughluq nobles, Fakhr-ud-din Muhammad Junna Khan, popularly known as Muhammad bin Tughluq, received the best education available. At a very young age he made…

1320 - 1414 Personalities
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Firuz Shah was the son of Rajab and cousin of Muhammad bin Tughluq. He spent his entire life under the supervision of Muhammad and Ghiyas-ud-din Tughluq. When Muhammad bin Tughluq…

1320 - 1414 Personalities
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Timur was born in 1336, at a small town called Kesh, 50 miles south of Samarkand. A Chengezi Turk, he was the son of a minor chief who due to…

1320 - 1414 Personalities
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Ziauddin Barani was born on 1285 in Barn. He was a noble by birth. His father was the deputy of Arquli Khan—the son of Sultan Alaudin Khilji. His uncle Ala’ul…

1320 - 1414 Personalities
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One of the iconic figures of the Indo-Pak subcontinent, Amir Khusrau Dehlvi was born in Mominabad, which was later named as Patyali, the suburban area of Shanbal in 1253. His…

1320 - 1414 Personalities
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Khawaja Nizamuddin Aulia, the founder of Silsila-e-Nizamia, a branch of Chistiya order, was born in 1238. His real name was Muhammad but his father called him Ahmed. His birthplace was…

1414 - 1451

1414 - 1451 Personalities
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Khizr Kahn was the founder of the Sayyid dynasty. After the death of Mahmud Tughluq, the last ruler of the Tughluq dysasty, Daulat Khan Lodhi was enthroned by the nobles.…

1414 - 1451 Personalities
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Muhammad Shah was the nephew and successor of Mubarik Shah. He ruled for a period of ten years from 1434 to 1444. His reign was quite ineffectual as Multan became…

1451 - 1526

1451 - 1526 Personalities
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Buhlul Lodi was the founder of Lodi Dynasty and ruled the Delhi Sultanates from 1451 to 1489. He was an Afghan and his government resembled that of a tribal chief.…

1451 - 1526 Personalities
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Bahlul Lodi was succeeded by his son Sikandar Lodi on 17th July 1489. He successfully quelled most of the rebellions of his time and soon after his succession, he suppressed…

1451 - 1526 Personalities
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Ibrahim ascended the throne in November 1517 after the death of his father Sikandar Lodi. He was a weak Sultan. His reign is marked with the intrigues of the Afghan…

1451 - 1526 Personalities
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Mîrza Mahmud, popularly known as Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah, was the last independent Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Oraissa. The termination of his reign marks the start of the British East India…