Where was Babur, the Founder of the Mughal Dynasty, From?

Babur was the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India. He was from Tashkent. His actual name was Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur. His name is derived from the Persian word ‘Babr’, which means Tiger. Babur was born on 14th February 1483 in Fergana. His father Umar Shaikh Mirza was the ruler of Fergana. At the age of 14, Babur ascended the throne of the Central Asian kingdom of Ferghana. Babur was a descendant of King Taimur and Chengez Khan. He was the first king to bring arms to India. Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi at the First Battle of Panipat in 1526 CE. This battle marked his conquest over Delhi. He also defeated Rana Sanga, who considered Babur as a foreign invader, in the Battle of Khanwa. Rajputana had become a subjugated ally of the Mughals since then. Babur died in 1530 and was succeeded by his son Humanyun to the throne of Delhi. Babur’s grandson was Akbar the Great.

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