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1501 in India

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Millennia:  1st 2nd 3rd
1501 in India
Centuries:  14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
Decades:  1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s 1520s

The following lists events that happened during 1501 in India.



  • Prabhat Ray, founder and ruler of the Jaintia Kingdom, 1500–1516
  • Miran Adil Khan II, Sultan of the Faruqi dynasty, 1457–1501
  • Rudra Pratap Singh, Raja of Orchha State, 1501-1531
  • Dhanya Manikya, Maharaja of Tripura, 1463-1515
  • Events

  • The 2nd Portuguese India Armada (Cabral, 1500) left India in January
  • The 3rd Portuguese India Armada (Nova, 1501), funded by Bartolomeo Marchionni, landed in India in August
  • The Portuguese Armada fought the navy of the Zamorin of Calicut in the First Battle of Cannanore on 31 December
  • Pedro Álvares Cabral left India on 16 January and returned to Portugal with pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace, and cloves. The profits made from this trip were huge.
  • Guru Nanak made his first Udaasis, stopping in Gwarighat on the way back
  • Mallabairegowda built Devanahalli Fort
  • Rudra Pratap Singh founded Orchha State
  • Sikandar Lodi conquered Dholpur in Rajasthan
  • Portuguese tried to conquer Diu Island but failed
  • Dhanya Manikya constructed the Tripura Sundari Temple in Udaipur, Tripura
  • Nilakantha Somayaji wrote Tantrasamgraha, an important astronomical treatise
  • The Jain manuscript Devasanpada Kalpasutra was written
  • Deaths

  • Miran Adil Khan II, Sultan of the Faruqi dynasty
  • Ali-Shir Nava'i, who extensively influenced India, died on 9 February in Herat, Timurid Empire
  • References

    1501 in India Wikipedia

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