On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1556

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
  • Second Battle of Panipat: Hindu Emperor of north India Hem Chandra Vikramaditya defeated by forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, who captures and later beheads Hem Chandra
1556 Highlights

About November 5, 1556

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 464 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio