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Death of the Emperor Akbar

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October 25th, 1605

Ten days after his sixty-third birthday, the greatest of the Great Moguls (or Mughals) died of dysentery in his capital of Agra. A ruler since his teens, Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar had brought two-thirds of the Indian sub-continent into an empire which included Afghanistan, Kashmir and all of present-day India and Pakistan. His subjects acclaimed him ‘Lord of the Universe’.

 


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