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What Happened on June 17, 1631

Historical Events


IndiaTaj Mahal

Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal in all its glory, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan I for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal
The Taj Mahal in all its glory, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan I for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal
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Famous Deaths

  • Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum and symbol of his undying love, dies during childbirth of her 14th child at 38
1631 Highlights

About June 17, 1631

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 389 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini