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Akbar the Great


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.

ASPECT       POINTS                      

Science           2          Military innovations 

Law                 4          Ruler          

Medicine         0                                                 

Business         4          Economic innovations          

Philosophy      2                                   

Art                   1          Large library

Travel              1          Far-reaching empire      

Sports             1           Military     

Beauty            1           Personality   

Family             1           Multiple wives

Fame              1                        

Civic               1           Emperor

Career            1                        

Wealth            1                    

Leader            1                     

Humanity        1          General 

 TOTAL         23          Universalis