Shah Jahan

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Shah Jahan, holding a durbar in the public audience hall of his palace

Shah Jahan (b.January 5, 1592 – d.January 22, 1666) was the fifth ruler of the Moghul Empire in India from 1628 until 1658. In common with other Moghul rulers his contemporary chroniclers referred to him under a number of different pseudonyms [1] many of which he took to honour his ancestor Tamurlane from whom the Moghuls were descended. In 1616 he was given the title Shah Khurrum Shihab-ud-din Muhammad by his grandfather Akbar. Shah Jahan means Lord of the World and was a title bestowed upon him by his father Jahangir after Jahan's most notable military victories in his father's service in 1617.[2]


  1. Al-Sultan al-'Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Abu'l-Muzaffar Shihab ud-din Muhammad, Sahib-i-Qiran-i-Sani, Shah Jahan I Padshah Ghazi Zillu'llah