Friday, August 25, 2006

Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar

Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar:

Also spelled as Jellaladin, Celalettin was also known as Akbar the Great. He was born on October 15, 1542 and his life came to an end on October 27, 1605. He was the son of Humayun whom he succeeded to become ruler of the Mughal Empire from 1556 until 1605. He was only thirteen when ascended the throne and he said to be as the greatest of the Mughal emperors. During his reign, he eliminated external military threats from the different Afghan descendants to Sher Shah), and at the Second Battle of Panipat defeated the Hindu leader Hemu. In addition to his military gains, the emperor solidified his rule by repealing the jizya tax on non-Muslims and courting the favor of the powerful Rajput caste, to the extent of marrying Rajput princesses.

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