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Nur Jahan

(1577—1645)


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(d. 1645)

Mughal empress. Last and favorite wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir. Garnered government control during his decline and became a major power broker and patron of the arts. She held such influence that Shah Jahan, upon his ascension, sought to defame her and remove her image from coins.

Subjects: History — Islam.


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