The Peshwas

     
 1713-20 Balaji VishwanathShahu appointed him as the Peshwa. 
 1720-40 Baji Rao IBaji Rao I succeded who was the most charismatic leader in 
     Maratha history after Shivaji.He conquered Malwa, Bundelkhand 
     & even raided Delhi. 
 1740-61 Balaji Baji RaoSon of Baji Rao I  Balaji Baji Rao (Nana Saheb – different from 
     the later Nana Saheb, adopted son of Baji Rao II) who defeated 
     the Nizam of Hyderabad. The Maratha however received a 
     terrible blow at the hands of Ahmad Shah Abdali in 1761-Panipat 
 1761-72 Madhav Rao IDefeated Nizam, Mysore, Rohillas, Rajputs Jats. In 1771 he 
     confined the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II  by giving pension. 
 1772-73 Narayan RaoShort tenure. Tussle with Ragunath Rao over Peshwa claim. 
 1774-95 Madhav Rao IIBecame Peshwa after treaty of Salbai supported by Nana 
     Phadnavis.  In the meantime Mahadji Scindia who had brought 
     Shah Alam under his control became the actual ruler of Delhi till 
     his death in 1794. 
 1796-1818 Baji Rao IIIncompetent son of Raghunath Rao (who was had earlier stuggled 
     with Narayan Rao to become Peshwa & sided with Britishers) 

 

 

 

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