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Biography of Sha-Jehan


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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 of sumptuous magnificence; the "Peacock Throne" alone cost $35,000,000. Died in prison in 1666, a victim to the perfidy of his usurping son, Aurungzebe.