Everybodies heard about the infamous diamond called the Koh I Noor that was seized by the East India Company in 1849. I've been reading a book about the Maharaja of the Punjab Duleep Singh and this particular diamond....it is a fascinating read indeed and explains how it got into the hands of the Royals; such a pity! A stunning diamond nevertheless!
The founder of the Mughal dynasty was Babur, "The Tiger," who ruled from 1483 to 1530. Babur was not fully a Mongol: his mother was descended from Genghis Khan, but his father was descended from Timur. Like his ancestors, he rose from comparatively little to become one of the great conquerors of his time.