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Maharana Pratap

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Pratap Singh I
Maharana of Mewar
Raja Ravi Verma draws Maharana Pratap picture.
Mewari Rana
Reign1 March 1572 - 19 January 1597
PredecessorUdai Singh II
SuccessorAmar Singh I
BornPratap Singh Sisodia
(1540-05-09)May 9, 1540
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Mewar, Rajasthan
Died(1597-01-19)January 19, 1597
Chawand, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Full name
Maharana Pratap Singh Sisodia
FatherUdai Singh
MotherJaiwanta Bai

Pratap Singh was a Hindu Rajput king of Mewar, Rajasthan. He had 11 wives and 17 children in total. His capital was at Udaipur.

Maharana Pratap was born in the Kumbhalgarh of Mewar on 9 May 1540. Akbar who was expanding the imperial Mughal Empire decided to conquer Rajputana. He set off with the imperial Mughal army from Delhi and marched towards Mewar intent on conquering it and especially capturing Pratap's capital of Udaipur. He met with Pratap's army at the Battle of Haldighati and the battle ensued. Maharana Pratap defeated a large Mughal army at Battle of Dewair where more than 36,000 Mughal soldiers surrendered to Maharana Pratap, he reoccupied entire Mewar before his death . He died in Chavand on 19 January 1597 at the age of 56, when he tripped down a steep hill while hunting a lion.