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Genghis khan unites the Mongols

1200 - 1206

A Mongol clan leader named Temujin went to unify the Mongols. He eventually fought and defeated all his enemies

Accepted his name

1206 - 1227

Temujin was granted the name Genghis khan. Also know as "universal leader" of the Mongol clan

1211

1211 - 1255

The Mongols invaded the Jin empire at this time. But his intention turned into the Islamic region of west Mongolia

1227

1227 - 1277

Genghis khan died in 1227. He dies from not violence but from an illness. His successors continued to expand his empire. The Mongols Conquered territory from china to Poland

1250

1250 - 1260

The Mongols halter their western campaign. They turned their attention to Persia

1225

1255

Central Asia was under Mongol control. And they destroyed city after city

1260

1260

The Mongols divided their empire into 4 parts. Called khanates

1275

1275 - 1281

Invasion of the Japan occurred at this time. Marco pollo visited

Indians

Claimed the throne

321 BC

Chandragupta claims the throne. He also kills the Nanda king.

Battle

305 BC

Chandragupta moved northwest. He began to battle seleucus one of Alexander's great generals.

Mauryan empire stretched

303 BC

The Mauryan empire stretched over 2000 miles. Uniting north India politically.

His son got the throne

301 BC

Chandraguptas son assumed the throne. He ruled for 32 years.

Asoka became king

269 BC

Asoka became king of the Mauryan empire. He tried to expand his empire with war

Died

232 BC

Asoka died at this time. They failed to holds the empire together.

Northern India

185 BC

Greeks, Persians, and central Asians entered northern India. The disrupted Indian society.

"Great king of kings"

320 AD

Chandra Gupta took the title "great king of kings". A power base along the Ganges river.

Became king

335 AD

Gupta became king. Expanded the empire

Chandra Gupta II

375 AD - 415 AD

Chandra Gupta II ruled. He also strengthened the empire.

Ruled

415 AD

Chandra Gupta II ended his ruling at this time. After he expanded his empire.

Ended

535 AD

The Gupta empire ended. It ended after it spit into small kingdoms.

Timur the lame

1398

Timur the lame destroyed Delhi. The city was completely devastated

11 year old boy

1494

11 year old boy named Babur inherited a kingdom. It was a tiny kingdom and his elders soon took it away

1526

1526

Babur was a brilliant general. He led 12,000 troops.

Akbar

1556 - 1605

Baby's grandson Akbar; meaning great who ruled india with Wisdom and tolerance

Mumtaz

1631

Mumtaz mahal died at age 39 while giving birth to her 14th child. She got a tomb ordered for her

1657

1657

Shah jhan became ill. His four sons scrambled for the throne

Aurangzeb

1658 - 1707

Aurangzeb- 1658 to 1707. He was a master at military and a great builder