Shivaji Raje Bhosle(February 19, 1627 â??April 3, 1680), popularlyknown as ChatrapatiShivaji Maharaj was aking of medieval India,who laid the foundationsof the Maratha Empire.Shivaji was the son ofShahaji Bhosle andJijabai. Shivaji espousedthe ideology of HindaviSwarajya (self-rule ofthe natives), andsucceeded in establishingcontrol of awell-defended segment ofthe present state ofMaharastra in westernIndia, during hislifetime. Less
Shivaji Raje Bhosle (February 19, 1627 â?? April 3, 1680), popularly known as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a king of medieval India, who laid the foundations of the Maratha Empire. Shivaji was the son of Shahaji Bhosle and Jijabai. Shivaji espoused the ideology of Hindavi Swarajya (self-rule of the natives), and succeeded in establishing control of a well-defended segment of the present state of Maharastra in western India, during his lifetime.