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Who is the founder of the Capital city of Agra?

Asked by rizwan john, 28 Dec '08 09:37 pm
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Badal Singh founded the city in 1475
Answered by Janis, 29 Dec '08 03:28 am

 
  
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Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. In his later years, Shahjahan shifted his capital to the new city of Shahjahanabad in Delhi and ruled from there. Shahjahan was dethroned in 1658 by his son, Aurangzeb who imprisoned him in the Agra Fort. Aurangzeb shifted the capital back to Agra till his death. After the death of Aurangzeb, Mughal Empire could not touch its peak and many regional kingdoms emerged. The post-Mughal era of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 28 Dec '08 09:39 pm

 
  
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Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Rājā Badal Singh (around 1475), whose fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present Fort. However, the 11th century Persian poet Mas'ūd Sa'd Salmān writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by the Shāhī King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. Sultan Sikandar Lodhī was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in the year 1506; he died in 1517 and his son Ibrāhīm Lodhī remained in power there for nine more years, finally being defeated at the Battle of Panipat in 1526. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings,
Answered by anil garg, 29 Aug '09 11:45 pm

 
  
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Sikandar Lodhi
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 28 Dec '08 09:43 pm

 
  
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Sikander Lodhi !!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 28 Dec '08 09:42 pm

 
  
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Akbar.
Answered by anup roy, 28 Dec '08 09:41 pm

 
  
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Badal Singh founded the city in 1475. Sikandar Lodhi made Agra his capital city
Answered by celvah, 28 Dec '08 09:38 pm

 
  
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