Full Name: Abu'l-Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar
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.
- 1556-11-05 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi
- 1556-11-05 Second Battle of Panipat: Hindu Emperor of north India Hem Chandra Vikramaditya defeated by forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, who captures and later beheads Hem Chandra
- 1575-03-03 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi