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Timeline of Sikhism

The history of Sikhism at a glance.

1469

Birth of Nanak, the first Sikh guru

1577

Sikh holy city founded at Amritsar

1605

Execution of the fifth Sikh guru, Arjun

c. 1690

Battle of Nadaun, in which the Sikh guru Goband Singh defeats Mogul forces

1699

Guru Goband Singh founds the Khalsa brotherhood of Sikhs

1798

Sikh kingdom founded by Ranjit Singh, the "Lion of the Punjab"

1819

Sikh forces take Kashmir from Muslim rule

1845

First Anglo-Sikh War

1984

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards