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Encyclopedia > Jahandar Shah

Jahandar Shah (1661-1713) was Mughal Emperor for a brief period in 1712-1713 AD. The following list of Indian monarchs is one of several Wikipedia lists of incumbents. ...

Jahandar Shah was born on May 9, 1661, a son of the future emperor Bahadur Shah I. Upon the death of their father, he and his brother Azim-ush-shan both declared themselves emperor and conducted a struggle for the succession. Azim-ush-shan was killed in 1712 itself and Jahandar Shah was able to rule for a further few months. He however died in 1713 at Delhi and was succeeded by his nephew Furrukhsiyar, a son of Azin-ush-shan. He was defeated and killed in battle by his nephew Farruksiyar (supported by the Sayyid brothers). Muazzam Bahadur Shah (Persian: Bahādur Shāh; his name Bahādur means brave)(October 14, 1643 – February 1712), also known as Shah Alam I was the Mughal emperor of India from 1707 to 1712. ... Eldest son of Shah Alam I, Azim ush Shan, governor of Bengal proclaimed himself Badshah after Bahadurs death in 1712. ... For the capital of India, see New Delhi. ... Furrukhsiyar (or Farrukhsiyar, 1683–1719) was the mughal emperor of India from 1713. ...

Before coming to the throne, Jahandar Shah had sailed around the Indian ocean, and had been a very prosperous trader. He was the father of three sons, including of Alamgir II, who reigned as mughal emperor between 1754 and 1759. Alamgir II (عالمگير ۲) (1699 - 1759) was the Mughal emperor of India between 1754 and 1759. ...


  • Mughal dynasty
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Bahadur Shah I
Mughal Emperor
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