October 15: On This Day in History – Historical Events in the life of Akbar

Learn how Akbar the Great expanded the Mughal Empire and united the Muslim and Hindu peoples of India with his policy of religious cooperation.1 min


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October 15 On This Day in History - Historical Events in the life of Akbar
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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
  • 1581 Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet “Ballet Comique de la Reine” is staged in Paris
  • 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile
  • 1951 Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesizes the first oral contraceptive
  • 1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
  • 1993 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Who was Akbar and what do you know about his life?

Abu’l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar‬, popularly known as Akbar I, also as Akbar the Great, was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605. Akbar succeeded his father, Humayun, under a regent, Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India.-Wikipedia

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
Birthplace: Umerkot, Rajputana (present-day Sindh), Pakistan
Star Sign: Libra

Died: October 27, 1605 (aged 63)

 


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