The Mughal Empire (1556-1707)

Mughal Empire Important Facts: Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1526-1530): A descendant of Timur on his father’s side and of Chengiz Khan on the side of the mother. Mughals called themselves as Timurids. He was born in 1483. Babur ascended the throne at Farghana, a small principality in Transoxiana, in 1494 after the death of his father Umar Shaikh Mirza. His great ambition was to occupy Samarkand the capital of Timur which he twice seized and could not retain, owing to the hostility of the Uzbeg chiefs. He also lost Farghana to the Uzbegs. On account of his precarious position in Central … Continue reading The Mughal Empire (1556-1707)