Table of the founder, best ruler, and last rulers of all the dynasties of the Delhi Sultanate:
|Dynasty||Founder||Best ruler||Last ruler|
|Mamluk dynasty||Qutbuddin Aibak (1206-1210)||Iltutmish (1211-1236)||Nasiruddin Mahmud (1246-1265)|
|Khalji dynasty||Jalaluddin Khilji (1290-1296)||Alauddin Khilji (1296-1316)||Mubarak Shah (1320)|
|Tughlaq dynasty||Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (1320-1325)||Muhammad bin Tughlaq (1325-1351)||Firuz Shah Tughlaq (1351-1388)|
|Sayyid dynasty||Khizr Khan (1414-1421)||Mubarak Shah (1421-1434)||Alauddin Alam Shah (1443-1451)|
|Lodi dynasty||Bahlul Khan Lodi (1451-1489)||Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517)||Ibrahim Lodi (1517-1526)|
The best ruler of the Delhi Sultanate is considered to be Alauddin Khilji of the Khalji dynasty. He was a strong and capable ruler who expanded the Sultanate’s territory and made significant reforms to its administration. He is also known for his ruthlessness and his use of terror to maintain control.
The Delhi Sultanate was founded by Qutbuddin Aibak, a slave of the Ghurid ruler Muhammad Ghori. The Sultanate lasted for over 300 years and was ruled by five different dynasties. It was eventually overthrown by the Mughals in 1526.