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Complete Medieval History in 5 Minutes

Complete Medieval History in 5 Minutes

This short Note on medieval Indian history contains information on history of  India in Medieval period. It is an important GK topic for SSC CGL, MTS, CHSL, MTS, CPO, UPSC, PCS, RAILWAY etc.

Medieval Period in Indian History (550 AD to 1526 AD)

The medieval period can be divided into the following two phases: 

1. Early Medieval Period (Upto 1300 AD)

606 AD – Harshavardhana became the King

630 AD – Hiuen Tsiang traveled to India 

761 AD – First Muslim invasion by Mohammed Bin Qasim

800 AD – The birth of Shankaracharya 

814 AD – Nripatunga Amoghavarsha I became Rashtrakuta king 

1000 AD – Invasion by Mahmud of Ghazni 

1017 AD – Alberuni traveled to India 

1100 AD – Rule of the Chandelas, Cholas, Kadambas, and Rashrakutas 

1120 AD – Kalyani Chalukya Empire attained peak, Vikramaditya VI introduced Vikrama Chalukya Era 

1191 AD – First battle of Tarain between Mohammed Ghori & Prithivi Raj Chauhan III 

1192 AD – Second battle of Tarain between Ghauri and Prithivi Raj Chauhan III 

1194 AD – Battle of Chandawar between Ghauri and Jayachandra 

1288 AD – Marco Polo came to India 

2. Late Medieval Period (1300 AD to 1500 AD)

1300 AD – Establishment of the Khilji Dynasty 

1336 to 1565 AD – Vijayanagar Empire

1498 AD – First voyage of Vasco-da-Gama to Goa 

3. Post-Medieval Era (1526 AD to 1818 AD)

The major events in the post medieval era are:

1526 AD – Babur, the Mughal ruler of Kabul, invaded Delhi and Agra and killed Sultan Ibrahim Lodi 

1527 AD – Battle of Khanwa, in which Babur annexed Mewar 

1530 AD – Babur died and was succeeded Humayun 

1556 AD – Humayun died and was succeeded by his son Akbar

1600 AD – East India company was formed in England 

1605 AD – Akbar died and was succeeded by Jehangir 

1628 AD – Jehangir died and was succeeded by Shah Jahan 

1630 AD – Shivaji was born 

1658 AD – Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal, Jamia Masjid and Red Fort. 

1659 AD – Shivaji defeated Adilshahi troops at the Battle of Pratapgarh 

1674 AD – Maratha Empire was established 

1680 AD – Shivaji died 

1707 AD – Aurangzeb died and was succeeded by Bahadur Shah I 

1707 AD – Maratha Empire broke into two divisions 

1734 AD – Pamheiba invaded Tripura 

1737 AD – Bajirao I conquered Delhi 

1740 AD – Bajirao I died and was succeeded by Balaji Bajirao

1757 AD – Battle of Plassey was fought 

1761 AD – Third battle of Panipat ended the expansion of Maratha Empire 

1766 AD – First Anglo-Mysore War 

1777 AD – First Anglo-Maratha War 

1780 AD – Second Anglo-Mysore War 

1789 AD – Third Anglo-Mysore War 

1798 AD – Fourth Anglo-Mysore War 

1799 AD – Tipu Sultan died, Wodeyar dynasty was restored 

1803 AD – Second Anglo-Maratha War 

1817 AD – Third Anglo-Maratha War begins 

1818 AD – End of the Maratha Empire and British control over most of India 

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