Mughal Emperor Akbar Full Name: Akbar [Abu'l-Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar]
Nationality: Indian

Profession: Mughal Emperor
Why Famous: The third and one of the greatest rulers of the Mughal Dynasty in India. A strong personality and a successful general, he gradually enlarged the Mughal Empire to include nearly all of the Indian Subcontinent north of the Godavari river.

To unify the vast Mughal state, he established a centralised system of administration throughout his empire and adopted a policy of conciliating conquered rulers through marriage and diplomacy.

Born: October 15, 1542
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Umerkot, Rajputana (present-day Sindh), Pakistan

Died: October 27, 1605 (aged 63)

Historical Events in the Life of Akbar

  • 1556-11-05 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi
  • 1575-03-03 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

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