History One-Liners- Important Envoys/ Foreign Travellers

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History One-Liners for various competitive examinations


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Maximum questions come from this portion in different competitive exams.

Here are some important History one-liners for students competing for various exams

Watch some of the important Bits below. 

Important Envoys/ Foreign Travellers

1- Gemelli Careri: He was an Italian traveller, who was known for making his remarks on the Mughal emperor’s military organisation and administration.

2- Megasthenes: He was an ambassador of Seleucus Nikator. He visited the court of Chandragupta Maurya and wrote an interesting book ‘Indica’ mentioning a vivid account of Chandragupta Maurya’s reign.







3-Nicolao Manucci: He was an Italian traveller, who served at the court of Dara Shikoh.

4-Peter Mundy: He was an Italian traveller to the Mughal empire. He gave valuable information about the living standard of the common people in the Mughal Empire during the reign of Shahjahan.

5-Jean Baptiste Tavernier: He was a French traveller, offered his services during the reign of Shahjahan and Aurangzeb.

6- Hiuen-Tsang: He visited India during the reign of Harshavardhana.

7- Al-Masudi: He was an Arab traveller. He mentioned some details of India in his work ‘Muruj-ul-Zehab’.

8- Fa-Hien: He was the first Chinese pilgrim to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta II Vikramaditya to collect Buddhist texts and relics.

9- Macro Polo: He was a Venetian traveller. The Book of Sir Marco Polo written by him gives an account of the economic history of India.

Macro Polo
Macro Polo






10-Nicolo Conti: He was a Venetian traveller, who has given an account of the Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar.

11- I-tsing: He was a Chinese traveller who visited India in connection with Buddhism.

12-Shihabuddin al-Umari: Coming from Damascus, he gave a vivid account of India in his book, titled ‘Masalik albsar fi-mamalik al-amsar’.

13-Domingo Paes: He was Portuguese traveller who visited the court of Krishnadeva Raya of the Vijaynagar Empire.

14-William Hawkins: He was an English ambassador of British King James I, visited the court of Jahangir in the year 1609.

15- Francois Bernier: He was French physician and philosopher.

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