The era of ten gurus of Sikhism apans nearly 300 years, from the birth of Nanak Dev in 1469, through the life of Gurur Govind Singh.
Gurur Nanak Dev (1469-1539AD): First of the 10 gurus, founded the Sikh faith, introducing the concept of one God.
Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552AD): Compiled the writings of Nanak Dev, and introduced the Gurumukhi script.
Gurur Amar Das (1470-1574AD): Disavowed caste with the institution of langar, pangat and sangat.
Gurur Ram Das (1534-1581AD): Began the Excavation of the Sarovar in Amritsar.
Guru Arjun Dev (1563-1606AD): Erected the Swarna Mandir or Golden Temple(Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar.
Guru Har Govind (1595-1644AD): Constructed Akal Takht
Guru Har Rai (1630-1661AD): Maintained a strong cavalry of 20,000 as his personal guard.
Guru Har Krishna (1656-1664AD): Became guru at the age of five, and is known for his wisdom and compassion.
Guru Teg Bahadur (1621-1675AD): Sacrificed his life to protect Hindu Pandits from forced conversion to Islam.
Guru Govind Singh (1666-1708AD): Created the order of Khalsa in 1699. Completed the Granth bestowing upon it little of everlasting Guru.