The 9 Peshwas
"Peshwa" means Prime Minister.
technically subordinate to the Marattha emperors, of whom they were
five, they quickly gained real control of the empire.
The Marathas Ascendant
Map by Deepak Gupta
- 1713-1720 Balaji Vishwanath
- 1720-1740 Bajirao I
- 1740-1761 Balaji Bajirao
- 1761-1772 Madhavrao Ballal
- 1772-1773 Narayanrao
- 1773-1774 Raghunathrao
- 1774-1795 Sawai Madhavrao
- 1796-1818 Bajirao II (Deposed by the
- 1857-1858 Nana Saheb
The adopted son of
Bajirao II, his efforts to get the British to recognize his
title were unsuccessful. On the outbreak of India First War for
Independence in 1857 (called The Indian Mutiny by the British),
he declared himself Peshwa and revolted against the British). He disappeared after the defeat at Kanpur in late 1857. It was rumored he fled to Nepal, where
presumably he died.
Data source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Sahib