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Liz Rucker - Akbar

  • Oct 15, 1542

    Birth of Akbar the Great

    Birth of Akbar the Great
    Akbar the Great was born on October 15, 1542. He was born in the Rajput Fortress of Umerkot in Sindh (modern-day Pakistan.) His original birth name was Badruddin.
  • Period: Oct 15, 1542 to


  • Dec 31, 1556

    Akbar becomes Mughal Emperor

    Akbar becomes Mughal Emperor
    At age 13, Akbar, the grandson of Babur, become the third Mughal Emperor. He disestablishes Islam as national religion. Akbar encourages art, culture, and religious tolerance.
  • Dec 31, 1567

    Seige of Chittorgarh

    Seige of Chittorgarh
    Akbar led 5,000 men and surrounded 8,000 Hindu Rajputs. Within the next few months, Akbar's army grew to 50,000 men. When Akbar won the Seige of Chittorgarh he ordered the heads of his enemies to be displayed on towers in the area.
  • Dec 31, 1569

    End of Rajput Independence

    End of Rajput Independence
    In 1559 Akbar captures the fortress of Ranthambor. He had ended the Rajput independence. Akbar now controls nearly all of Rajasthan.
  • Dec 31, 1581

    Akbar Defeats his Half Brother

    Akbar Defeats his Half Brother
    In 1581, Akbar defeats his half brother Hakim. Hakim was attempting to enlist muslims to revolt against Akbar. However, Akbar overcomes Hakim and he makes a triumphant entrance into Kabul.
  • The Empire Grows

    The Empire Grows
    By 1589 Akbar rules half of India. He continues to show tolerance for all faiths. Akbar is a respected Emperor.
  • Control of Sindh & Kabul

    Control of Sindh & Kabul
    In 1595 Akbar gained control of Sindh & Kabul. The Mughal Empire was growing very large by this point in time. Akbar was almost in control of all of India.
  • Salim's Attempt to Seize Agra

    Salim's Attempt to Seize Agra
    In 1600, when Akbar was away, Salim tried to seize the Mughal Empire. Salim failed and reconciled with his Father. However, he later attempted to seize the Empire again.
  • Salim Succedes Akbar

    Salim Succedes Akbar
    In 1602, Salim attempts to control the Mughal Empire again. Akbar agrees to let Salim be Emperor. The great ruler "retires" at age 60.
  • Akbar's Death

    Akbar's Death
    In 1605, Akbar the Great dies. He was 63 years old. With the disagreement about Salim as ruler, Akbar's son, Jahangir succeds him and become the fourth Mughal Emperor.