Rulers of Rajasthan: Amber/Jaipur

Amer(Amber)/Jaipur History: Rulers (1036 -1947)

  • Raja Dulha Rao / Dhola Rao (1006-36)
    • Amber is considered as originally a Meena kingdom, founded by the Chanda Meena king and ruled by Alan Singh (Ralun Singh) of Meena Clan.
    • Rao Dulha Rao is considered as founder of Rajput kingdom of Amber, which he founder in 1036/37.
    • It is believed that Raja Dulha Rao was killed in this struggle.
  • Raja Kankaldev / Kokil Dev (1036-38)
  • Raja Hunadev / Hoondev (1038-53)
  • Raja Janaddev(1053 – 1070)
  • Raja Pujanadev (1070 – 1084)
  • Raja Malesidev (1084 – 1146)
  • Raja Byaladev (1146 – 1179)
  • Raja Rajdev (1179 – 1216)
  • Raja Khilandev (1216 – 1276)
  • Raja Kantaldev(1276 – 1317)
  • Raja Jansidev(1317 – 1366)
  • Raja Udaikarna / Udaykarna (1366 – 1388)
  • Raja Narsinhadev(1388 – 1413)
  • Raja Banbirsinha(1413 – 1424)
  • Raja Udharao (1424 – 1453)
  • Raja Chandrasen(1453 – 1502)
  • Raja Prithviraj Singh(1502 – 1527)
  • Raja Puranmal (1527 – 1534)
  • Raja Bhim Singh (1534 – 1537)
  • Raja Ratan Singh (1537 – 1548)
  • Raja Bharmal (1548 – 1574)
    • Gave daughter to Akbar
  • Raja Bhagwandas (1574 – 1589)
  • Mirza Raja Man Singh I (1589 – 1614)
    • Battle of Haldighati – against Maharana Pratap
  • Mirza Raja Bhao Singh (1614 – 1621)
  • Mirza Raja Jai Singh I (1621 – 1667)
    • Aurangzeb deputed him against Maratha king Shivaji – forces treaty of Purander.
  • Mirza Raja Ram Singh I (1667 – 1688)
  • Mirza Raja Bishan Singh(1688 – 1699)
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Jai Singh II (1699 – 1743)
    • In 1699, given title of Sawai by Aurangzeb.
    • Formed marriage alliance with marwar & mewar to expel Mughal out of rajputana.
    • However, patch up again, and appointed as governor of Malwa & Agra.
    • A 1721, t Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah bestowed upon him the title of Saramad-i-Rajaha-i-Hind
    • In 1723, added the titles of Raj Rajeshvar, Shri Rajadhiraj and Maharaja Sawai
    • Performed Ashwmedha Yajya & Vajapeya (after centuries)
    • Built five astronomical observatories (jantar Mantar) at Delhi, Mathura, Benares, Ujjain & Jaipur.
    • Laid foundation of Jaipur – designed by Vidhydhar Bhattacharya
    • Translated works by people like John Napier.
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Ishwari Singh (1743 – 1750)
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Madho Singh I (1750 – 1768)
    • Was rewarded the fort of Ranthambhore by the Mughal Emperor
    • Founder of City Sawai Madhopur
    • Got Shaikh Sadi’s Gulistan translated to Sanskrit.
    • Freed the Kachhawaha Kingdom from the Maratha
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Prithvi Singh II (1768 – 1778)
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Pratap Singh (1778 -1803)
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Jagat Singh II (1803 – 1818)
  • Mohan Singh (regent) (1818 –1819)
    • Installed on throne by nobles, but was soon deposed.
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Jai Singh III (1819 -1835)
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Ram Singh II (1835 -1880)
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Madho Singh II (1880 – 1922)
  • Mirza Raja Sawai Man Singh II (1922 –1947)
    • Adopted Son
    • Married Maharani Gayatri Devi
    • Rajpramukh of Rajasthan between 1949-1956

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