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Nur Jahan ( 1577)

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February 26, 2023
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Akbar 1556–1605

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                                                                                Nur Jahan

Nur Jahan was a powerful empress of the Mughal Empire in the 17th century. She was born in 1577 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and was originally named Mehr-un-Nisa. She was the daughter of a Persian noble and was married at a young age to a Mughal prince named Sher Afghan.After the death of her first husband, Nur Jahan married Emperor Jahangir, who was the fourth Mughal emperor of India. She became his chief wife and exerted considerable influence over his decisions. She was known for her beauty, intelligence, and political acumen.During Jahangir's reign, Nur Jahan was actively involved in the administration of the empire, including overseeing military campaigns and managing the royal household. She was also a patron of the arts and encouraged the development of miniature painting and other forms of art.Nur Jahan was a skilled hunter and horsewoman, and she also enjoyed playing polo and other sports. She died in 1645 in Lahore, Pakistan, at the age of 68. She is remembered as one of the most powerful and influential women in the history of the Mughal Empire.

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