Shah-Jehan (d. 1666)

Shah-Jehan (“King of the World”), fifth of the Mogul emperors of Delhi; succeeded his father in 1627; a man of great administrative ability and a skilled warrior; conquered the Deccan and the kingdom of Golconda, and generally raised the Mogul Empire to its zenith; his court was truly Eastern in its sumptuous magnificence; the “Peacock Throne” alone cost £7,000,000; died in prison, a victim to the perfidy of his usurping son Aurungzebe; (d. 1666).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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