WSR 16 Akbar

  • Oct 14, 1542

    Akbar is Born

    Akbar is Born
    Akbar is born at the Rajput Fortress of Umerkot in Sindh. At birth Akbar was named Badruddin, because he was born on the night of a full moon. He was renamed, Jalal-ud-din Muhammad, to throw off evil sorcerers. His father was exiled into Persia, but Akbar did not go to Persia with his parents but grew up in the village of Mukundpur in present day Madhya Pradesh.
  • Jan 1, 1556


    Akbar's father, who lived in exile for most of Akbar's life regained the throne of the Mughal Empire once again. He didn't get to keep it long though because he died a few months later.
  • Feb 1, 1556

    Akbar takes the throne

    Akbar takes the throne
    Akbar was thirteen when he took the throne. His father conquered Delhi in 1555. A few months later, Humayun died. Akbar succeeded Humayun on 14 February 1556, while in the midst of a war against Sikandar Shah to reclaim the Mughal throne. Bairam Khan, his gaurdian, ruled on his behalf until he came of age.
  • Oct 5, 1556

    King Hemu takes Delhi

    King Hemu takes Delhi
    The Hindi King Hemu, captured Delhi and Agra. Akbar instantly marched into Delhi to retake it. Akbar defeated Hemu and was left with 1500 elephants. Delhi and Agra were reclaimed.
  • Nov 5, 1556

    Akbar wins the war against Sikandar

    Akbar took his war elephants of from his previous battle, and attacked Sikandar Shah. Sikandar surrenders.
  • Jan 1, 1562

    Akbar Frees Himself

    Since Akbar took the throne at a young age, he had many outside influences. At this time he freed himself of all his mentors. He became the supreme ruler.
  • Jan 1, 1564

    Abolishes Jizya

    Akbar was tolerant of all religions. He therefore decided to abolish the Jizya which was a tax on all non-muslims.
  • Jan 1, 1579

    Infallibility Decree

    Akbar issued a decree that required the ulama to recognize him as the supreme authority in religious matters. The decree was never implemented because it was questioned to be unjust. So instead, Akbar appointed his own officers.
  • Jan 1, 1581


    After Akbar tried to establish the Infallability Decree, Akbar's half brother, who was the governor of Kabul at the time, tried to revolt against Akbar. Akbar and his loyal soldiers defeated Hakim.
  • Akbar Dies

    Akbar Dies
    Akbar was diagnosed with dysentery, a poison. He then died and left the Empire at its highest point. His son, Salim, who revolted against him at many times, took the throne.