Found 11 Questions for Kings/Rulers/Emperors

Who were the major rulers of Gupta Dynasty?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The Golden Age or The most flourishing age, Gupta Dynasty witnessed some of the greatest rulers in 320-550 CE.Initiator: The Gupta Dynasty was started by Sri Gupta who ruled in c. late 3rd century (probably from 240-280 CE).Ghatotkash: Srigupta’s son was Ghatotkash who does not have any major achievements to his name.Chandragupta I: Ghatotkash was followed by Chandragupta I(320- 335 CE), who was the first sovereign ruler of this empire. He married Licchhavi Princess Kumaradevi, in order to expand his empire through whatever regions he received in the dowry. At the end of his reign, the boundary of the Gupta ... Read More

Do Superpowers still hold colonies around the world?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Witnessing many independent countries in this modern world, one might wonder whether there are still colonies that European empires hold. Yes!! There are!! Around 16 colonies most of which are tiny islands, are still there under the clutches of European rulers.Colonies under US rulingAmerica Samoa: Being occupied by the US in 1990, this is an island of 199 square kilometers, having a population of 57, 496 who speak Samoan and English.Guam: Declared a Spanish colony in 1565, this 541 square kilometer of the area contains 175, 877 native Chamorros, Filipinos, and other Pacific Islanders.U.S. Virgin Islands: These islands of 346 ... Read More

Why is Napoleon Bonaparte called a Great War strategist?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” is a famous saying by Napoleon Bonaparte.Napoleon was both a great warrior as well as an adroit strategist. He had a keen eye on each and every aspect in the battlefield, such as where the artillery, cavalry, and infantry should be placed to attack the enemy forces, when the army should move forward and how etc.The war tactics used by Napoleon were the key secret to his success. The formations of infantry in battlefields such as column formation, line formation, infantry square etc. and clever usage of cavalry (men with ... Read More

Which battle was Napoleon Bonaparte's greatest victory?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
It is the Battle of Austerlitz which is also known as the Battle of three Emperors and is considered as Napoleon's greatest victory in history. The battle of Austerlitz which was held on Dec 5th, 1805 resulted in a tremendous victory for Napoleon.He executed his complex and inexplicable war strategies where he had placed artillery, cavalry, and infantry accordingly in the battlefield. In spite of having lesser army than the enemies, he won over them with his strategy.Valour Par ExcellenceThe Russo-Austrian force of 85, 000 couldn’t let Napoleon’s courage down and he succeeded in enticing the emperors Francis I and ... Read More

Which great rulers were known as great strategists?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
There were many mighty rulers in History who won battles with their greatest war strategies. Such rulers were located all around the world and their expertise was exposed in some prominent wars.Indian Kings such as Chhatrapati Sivaji who introduced guerilla warfare and Babur who introduced Cannons, Alexander the great who used to guide his cavalry into the wrong direction, to trick his enemies, and Raja Raja Chola who won many wars are all great rulers who have proved themselves as great strategists.One of the wisest minds on this earth, Kautilya who is also known as Chanakya though was not a ... Read More

Which great rulers made great reforms?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Though there were many mighty rulers in India who made great reforms that had changed the world in many ways, I believe Emperor Ashoka and Akbar the Great were the prominent ones in Indian History.AshokaWhen it comes to rulers and remarkable reforms, Emperor Ashoka who was a great warrior, ruler, reformer, philosopher and also a great follower of Buddha. Ashoka was a mighty ruler who fought many wars, for the expansion of his kingdom. It was the bloodshed in the war of Kalinga that made him took up Buddhism.Ashoka’s reforms such as efficient civil services, fair land taxation, and rules ... Read More

Why did Alexander aspire to win the whole world?

Madhuparna
Updated on 26-Apr-2022 10:39:05
Alexander, the great Macedonian emperor, is known to have conquered the world. Though his intention was to win Persia first. According to the ancient Greeks, his empire consisted of most parts of the world among which the Macedonian empire was the greatest of all. However, in reality, he did not conquer the WHOLE world, yes but he did WANT to.He first wanted to win Persia because there was a clear animosity between Persia and Greece since Persians have enslaved several Greek zones in the past. Therefore, it was more of a revenge in his mind when he started.Alexander was impressed ... Read More

What is the significance of Red Fort?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 13:46:14
The Red Fort is located in the city of Delhi in India. It has a great history as it was the main residence of Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years (until 1857).The red fort is the center of Delhi and it houses a large number of museums. Not only the accommodation for the emperors but also it was the center for Mughal state politics and for setting events that impact the region critically.Its construction was started in the year 1639 by the 5th Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the place of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad. The name Red Fort comes ... Read More

What is the significance of Humayun's Tomb?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 25-Apr-2022 08:03:49
Humayun’s tomb is the memorial created for the second Mughal Emperor Humayun. The exceptional architecture was only possible due to the by the instruction of his first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum. After the death of Humayun in 1556 AD, Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum, also known as Haji Begum got it designed by a Persian architect and took a lot of interest in funding and designing the Tombs and got it constructed by 1562 AD.It was constructed very elegantly on the banks of River Yamuna, in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, and was the first garden-tomb in India. This ... Read More

Why did kings construct monuments?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:56:46
The monuments of Ancient and Medieval times remain as the most important material allowing us to understand the past historical events in a better manner. There were different reasons that these monuments were constructed during the reign of the rulers.Commemorate EventsThe main reason that the rulers commissioned the construction of monuments was to commemorate events mainly a victory in a battle. It could also be for an event like a marriage alliance between two kingdoms. The core purpose was to leave a mark about the event and also to glorify their persona in history. In India, this is mainly related ... Read More
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