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Encyclopedia > Akbar Shah II
a potrait of Akbar II at Smithsonian Institute
a potrait of Akbar II at Smithsonian Institute

Akbar Shah II (1760 - 1837), also known as Mirza Akbar, was the second-to-last of the Mughal emperors of India. He held the title from 1806 to 1837. He was the second son of Shah Alam II and the father of Bahadur Shah Zafar II. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x679, 260 KB) A potrait of Akbar II from the following link: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x679, 260 KB) A potrait of Akbar II from the following link: http://www. ... The Smithsonian castle, as seen through the garden gate. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Shah Alam II (1728–1806) was a Mughal emperor of India. ... Bahadur Shah II (1775-1862) aka Bahadur Shah Zafar (Zafar was his nom de plume, or takhallus, as an Urdu poet) was the last of the Mughal emperors in India. ...


Akbar had little real power due to the increasing British control of India through the East India Company. Shortly before his death he sent Ram Mohan Roy as an ambassador to England. The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intention of favouring trade privileges in India. ... An oil-painting of Raja Ram Mohan Roy by Atul Bose Ram Mohan Roy, also written as Rammohun Roy, or Raja Ram Mohun Roy (Bangla: রাজা রামমোহন রায়, Raja Ram Mohon Ray), (May 22, 1772 – September 27, 1833) was the founder of the Brahmo Samaj, one of the first Indian socio-religious reform...

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Princes: Descendants in his line

Emperor Akbar Shah II had four sons, one of which Bahadur Shah Zafar eventually succeeded him at age 60. Before Bahadur Shah, his other son, Mirza Nali[1] was given the title of Crown Prince, but the title went on to his brother. Bahadur Shah II (1775-1862) aka Bahadur Shah Zafar (Zafar was his nom de plume, or takhallus, as an Urdu poet) was the last of the Mughal emperors in India. ... Prince Mirza Nali (Shahzada of the Mughal kingdom 1784-1860),was the Crown Prince[1] before Bahadur Shah II. He was the son of Akbar Shah II who became an outlaw after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ...


After the mutiny, he fled Delhi and took refuge in other parts of India. In the mid 1800s he came to Bengal. His sons and two daughters lived the same life he did, in constant fear of the British. Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in the Bengali language, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ...


His eldest son, Mirza Jalaluddin became an official to a Bengal King's court. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Mirza Zafar.He was an official to the King too. His son Mirza Jamsher renounced his titles in 1895. Their children settled down permanently in North Bengal and to this day they still remain in the capital city of Dhaka and Rajshahi. 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bangla: ঢাকা Ḍhākā), population 12,560,000[1] (2005 UN projection for statistical metropolitan area), is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. ... Rajshahi (Bangla: রাজশাহী) is a city in Rajshahi District in northwestern Bangladesh. ...


Most of the members are still considered royalty in the country and often held in high esteem, the elderly members of the princely family have vast amounts of land around North Bengal and have educational Institutions named after them. Members of the dynasty have been candidates at Parliamentary elections and fought on the Army of East Bengal during the Bloody Birth of Bangladesh in 1971. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...

Preceded by:
Shah Alam II
Mughal Emperor
1806–1837
Succeeded by:
Bahadur Shah II
Preceded by:
Shah Alam II
Mughal Prince
1760–1837
Succeeded by:
Mirza Nali

Shah Alam II (1728–1806) was a Mughal emperor of India. ... The Mughal Empire was the dominant power in the Indian subcontinent between the mid-16th century and the end of the 17th century. ... Bahadur Shah Zafar exiled in Rangoon, 1858. ... Shah Alam II (1728–1806) was a Mughal emperor of India. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... The term prince (the female form is princess), from the Latin root princeps, when used for a member of the highest aristocracy, has several fundamentally different meanings — one generic, and several types of titles. ... Prince Mirza Nali (Shahzada of the Mughal kingdom 1784-1860),was the Crown Prince[1] before Bahadur Shah II. He was the son of Akbar Shah II who became an outlaw after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. ...

See Also

The following list of Indian monarchs is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ... Two Mughal Emperors have had the name of Bahadur Shah: Bahadur Shah I Bahadur Shah Zafar II. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... An engraving titled Sepoy Indian troops dividing the spoils after their mutiny against British rule gives a contemporary view of events from the British perspective. ... Prince Mirza Nali (Shahzada of the Mughal kingdom 1784-1860),was the Crown Prince[1] before Bahadur Shah II. He was the son of Akbar Shah II who became an outlaw after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. ... (born Mirza Mohammad Jalaluddin Ahmed, the Prince of the Royal House of Timur) (1854-1876) was a Mughal Prince who was the grandson of Emperor Akbar Shah II, and the nephew of Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor. ... (born Mirza Mohammad Zafaruddin Ahmed) (1867-1902) was a Prince of the Mughal Family. ...

References

  • The New Cambridge History of India.
  • Akbar Shah's Rule: Coins Of India.

External Links

  • http://www.kapadia.com/TheMutinyinDelhi.html
  • http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A020
  • http://prabhu.50g.com/mughal/mug_later.html
Preceded by:
Shah Alam II
Mughal Emperor
1806–1837
Succeeded by:
Bahadur Shah II



Shah Alam II (1728–1806) was a Mughal emperor of India. ... The Mughal Empire was the dominant power in the Indian subcontinent between the mid-16th century and the end of the 17th century. ... Bahadur Shah Zafar exiled in Rangoon, 1858. ...


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Akbar Shah II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (119 words)
Akbar Shah II (1760 - 1837), also known as Mirza Akbar, was the second-to-last of the Mughal emperors of India.
He was the second son of Shah Alam II and the father of Bahadur Shah Zafar II.
Akbar had little real power due to the increasing British control of India through the East India Company.
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