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HISTORY OF LAHORE  

 

Time Line:

Date

Description

1000BC

Foundation of Lahore by Prince Loh, Son of Rama Chandra

630AD

A Great Brahmanb City according to Hieun Tsang

800~900AD

Under Brahmanb rule

975AD

Subuktgin, father of Mahmood Ghaznavi of Ghazni invades Lahore and defeats Raja Jaipal

1021AD

Mahmood Ghaznavi Captures the City

1043AD

Hindu Rajas of Northern India besiege Lahore for seven months

1039~1099AD

Golden Rule of Ghaznavids under Zahir-ud-Din Ibrahim

1157~1186AD

Capital of Ghaznavids under twelfth Ghaznavid Emperor

1186~1206AD

 Shahab-ud-Din Ghauri conquers Lahore and brings it under the Ghorid Empire

1241~1310AD

 The Mongols ransack Lahore several times

1398AD

 Tamerlane plunders Lahore

1236~1526AD

 Lahore plays almost no role. The Khilji, Tughlaq, Syed and Lodhi dynasties succeed one another in Delhi till Babur captures it in 1524 and lays foundations of the Moghul Empire

1524AD

 Babur captures Lahore

1554AD

 Babar's son Humayun returns in triumph after 14 years of exile

1606AD

 Emperor Jehangir besieges Lahore

1622AD

 Jehangir fixes his court in Lahore

1629AD

 Shahjehan proclaimed emperor at Lahore

1629~1658AD

 Lahore enjoys peace and prosperity under Ali Mardan and Wazir Khan, Governors of Emperor Shahjehan

1659AD

 Emperor Aurangzeb enters Lahore

1712AD

 Aurangzeb's death at Lahore

1739AD

 Nadir Shah Durrani, the King of Persia captures Lahore

1748~1767AD

 Nadir's successor, Ahmad Shah Abdali invades Lahore eight times

1764~1794AD

 Three Sikh Chiefs Lahna Singh, Sobha Singh and Gujjer Singh occupy Lahore

1799~1839AD

 Lahore under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler of the Punjab

1839~1848AD

 Successors of Ranjit Singh

1849AD

 Annexation of the Punjab by the British brings Lahore under their control

1857AD

 East India Company transfers its powers to the British crown and Lahore becomes part of the British Empire

1857~1947AD

 British rule

1947AD

 Creation of Pakistan

 

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