On This Day

Historical Events in November 1556

Historic Event

Nov 5 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi

  • Nov 5 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

Historic Event

Nov 23 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts