July 12, 1799 CE – Ranjit Singh Becomes Maharaja of Punjab After Conquering Lahore

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July 12, 1799 CE – Ranjit Singh Becomes Maharaja of Punjab After Conquering LahoreRate this post Daring and courageous beyond his 18 years, Ranjit Singh began one of the most successful reigns in Indian history on July 12, 1799 when he drove Lehna Singh Majitha, Gujjar Singh Banghi and Suba Singh from Lahore. Ruling with a balanced approach to people of all faiths, Ranjit Singh would spend the next 40 years establishing the Sikh Empire in Punjab – between the Afghans to the west and British to the south and east high in the mountains of northern India. Ranjit Singh had grown up in a divided territory. For decades before […]