The Mughal dynasty, or Great Moguls or simply Moguls or Muguls (a corruption of the word 'Mongol') were a dynasty of Muslim rulers who came from Central Asia and founded the Mughal Empire in medieval India. It was a branch of the Timurid dynasty founded by Tamerlane.
The Mughal dynasty is generally divided into the following:
Early or Great Mughals
- Babur (reigned 1526-1530) founded the dynasty;
- Humayun (r: 1530-1540, then interregnum, then back in 1555-1556)
- Akbar the Great (1556-1605)
- Jahangir (1606-1627)
- Shah Jahan (1627-1658)
- Aurangzeb Alamgir (1658-1707)
Later or Lesser Mughals
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