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Humayun

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Born: 1508 AD
Died: 1556 AD, at 47 years of age.

Nationality: Mongolian
Categories: Emperor

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1508 – He was born Nasiruddin Humayun on the 6th day of March this year in Kabul.

 

1530 – He succeeded his father, became the second Mughal Emperor who ruled modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the northern parts of India from this year until 1540 and again from 1555–1556.

 

1537 - He was opposed by Sher Shah in Bihar who overran Bengal.

 

1539 – This year, he routed Humayan at Chausa.

 

1540 – He was defeated at Kanauj.

 

1544 – He fled to Sind and found refuge with Shah Tahmasp of Persia.

 

1555 - After the death of Sher Shah's son, Humayan invaded India with Persian support in this year and restored Mughal authority. He died soon after; his son, Akbar, succeeded him as emperor.

 

1556 – He died on the 22nd day of February this year in Delhi.


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