Top 20 Interesting Facts About Akbar The Great, Mughal

10 Little Facts About Akbar the Great

facts about Akbar the Great
Full nameAbul-fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar
Born 5 October 1542, Umerkot
Died 27 October 1605, Fatehpur Sikri
Cause of DeathDysentery
Akbar WivesMaryam-uz-Zamani > Salima Sultan Begum > Ruqaiya Begum > Bibi Mariam > Bibi Khiera
Parents Hamida Banu Begum Humayun
Children Hassan Mirza > Hussain Mirza > Jahangir > Khanum Sultan Begum > Murad Mirza > daniyal mirza > Shakar-un-Nissa Begum > Aaram Banu Begum > Shams-un-Nissa Begum > Mahi Begum
Empire Mughal Empire
Government 11 February 1556 – 27 October 1605
Tomb Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Akbar the Great

1. Akbar was only 13 years old at the time of Humayun’s death. And Akbar sat on the Mughal throne at the age of 13.

2. Akbar’s real name was Jalaluddin Muhammad, later his people were happy with him and called him Akbar and then Jalal’s name became Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar.

3. From childhood, Akbar used to learn to fight, attack, and hunt, due to which he later became a very brave and great emperor.

4. Akbar started a new religion, Din-e-Ilahi. meaning (Persian: “God’s Religion”, “Religion of God”, or “divine religion”)

5. Akbar built a temple and kitchen for Jodha Bai in his palace.

6. Akbar built the Diwan-i-Aam to talk to the common people.

7. Akbar formed a parliament named NavRatnas. It included very intelligent people:- Abdul Rahim, Abdul Fazal, Birbal, Faizi, Hamim Human, Raja Man Singh, Shaikh Mubarak, Tansen, Todar Mal.

8. On 5 November 1556, the Second Battle of Panipat took place. Bairam Khan is leading Akbar’s army. Akbar defeated Hemu in this war and captured Delhi and Agra completely.

9. Akbar abolished the Jaziya tax in 1563-64.

10. Akbar got Akbarnama written in which (Akbar the Great) wrote about his whole life. Akbarnama was written by Abu Fazl. who was the vizier of the Mughal emperor Akbar

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