|Aurangzeb reading the Quran.|
|Reign||31 July 1658 – 3 March 1707|
|Coronation||15 June 1659|
|Successor||Muhammad Azam Shah|
|Born||4 November 1618(N.S.)
Dahod, Mughal Empire
|Died||3 March 1707
Aurangzeb (4 November 1618 – 3 March 1707) was the sixth emperor of the Mughal Empire. He ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. His reign lasted for 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707. During this time, Aurangzeb greatly expanded the territory of the Mughal Empire. He was constantly at war. Victories in the south expanded the Empire to more than 3.2 million square kilometres. He was the last great ruler of the Mughal dynasty. After his death, the power of the Mughal Empire declined quickly. Aurangzeb was well educated and ambitious.
His full name was Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Mohammad Aurangzeb. His imperial title was Alamgir.
References[change | change source]
- Brown, Katherine Butler (January 2007). "Did Aurangzeb Ban Music? Questions for the Historiography of his Reign". Modern Asian Studies 41 (1): 79. .
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AurangzebBorn: 4 November 1618 Died: 3 March 1707
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