Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (1542-1605) enlarged the Mughal Empire to include much of the India, bringing military, political, cultural & economic dominance. He established a centralized system of administration and adopted a policy of conciliating conquered rulers through marriage and diplomacy. He was a patron of art and culture, creating a library of over 24,000 books; and decreed public education for both Muslims and Hindus. Akbar brought holy men, poets, architects & artisans from all over the world to his court for study and discussion. Akbar encouraged a synthesis religion of Islam, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism & Christianity called Din-i-IIahi.