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Akbar the Great

Akbar the Great (ruled 1556–1605) was the third Mughal Emperor of India. The empire had been founded in 1526 by his grandfather, Babur, a descendant of the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan. Akbar became emperor when he was only 13 years old. He strengthened his empire through a series of military victories. Over the course of his reign, the Mughal Empire grew to include most of the Indian subcontinent. Akbar set up a centralized system of government that helped to develop a strong economy. In order to encourage peace among his subjects and win their trust, he ensured that all religions, including Islam and Hinduism, were tolerated. He was also a great patron of art and culture, creating a library of 24,000 volumes.

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Alexander the Great

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