Akbar The Great

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Akbar The Great Gender: M
born on 23 November 1542 Jul.Cal. (3 Dec 1542 greg.) at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Umarkot, Pakistan, 25n22, 69e44
Timezone LMT m69e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°06' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°15 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 19°32'

Alternative birthtime
From Birth Record by Abu'l Fazl: AA
Date 15 October 1542 Jul.Cal. (25 Oct 1542 greg.) at 01:42 (= 01:42 AM )
Place Umarkot, PAK, 25n22, 69e44
Timezone LMT m69e44 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°47' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°41 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 01°17'

Akbar The Great


Turkish-Persian mogul, the most famous of Indian monarchs. A great sportsman, rider, hunter and warrior ambitious for conquest, he was an economist and superior ruler. Deeply religious, a Hindu pantheist who later became a monotheist, he had a type of epilepsy and during his attacks had mystical visions. After a profound mystical experience in 1582, he was convinced that he was divine.

Akbar was said to have total recall from the time he was a baby, with full and accurate memory of whatever he heard. Servants read to him as he never learned to read and write. He ate little meat bur did drink liquor and took opium. His temper was quick but soon abated. His cruelty was appropriate to his time and station, but he was just.

Married; 3 sons; he had a harem of 5,000 women, each with her own apartment. Akbar died 10/16/1605, Agra, India, probably of poison.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Homicide 16 October 1605 (greg.) (Probably poison, age 62)
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Source Notes

Vincent A. Smith "Akbar, The Great Mogul" (1917, p.14-19), discusses "The Memoirs of Jahangir", the personal attendent of King Humayun who was present at Akbar's birth. The Persian mms was translated in 1863 and published in 1917, now in British Museum. It gives "Shaban 14, A.H. 949" which equates to 11/23/1542 noted as OS on p.449, at Umarkot, between Hindustan and Sind. The L&L is given in a footnote on p.14. Jahangir makes note that the official date is given as 10/15/1542 (Sunday 5 Rajab) "to confuse hostile astrologers, with that date chosen as it was reputed to be the conception date of the prophet Mohammed." The time is given as "the night of the full Moon", spec time from LMR.


Sy Scholfield cites the record of the astrologer/astronomer Abu'l Fazl who attended the birth and calculated the time of birth using an astrolabe, as quoted in "Scientific Instruments: Evidence from Mughal Paintings" by Sreeramalu Rajeswara Sarma in "Art and Culture: Painting and Perspective, Volume 2" edited by Ahsan Jan Qaisar and Som Prakash Verma (Abhinav, 2002), pp. 81-82: "In Abu'l Fazl's words, Akbar's birth occurred when the altitude of Procyon was 38" and when 8 hrs. and 20 m. had passed from the beginning of the night of... Sunday 5th Rajab 949, lunar era, and [corresponding] to 6th Kartik 1599, Hindu era,....4 hrs. 22m. of the said night were remaining. That is to say, Akbar was born on the night between the 14th and 15th of October 1542 (Julian), 8 hours 20 minutes after the local sunset and 4 hours 22 minutes before the next local sunrise." The source given is "Akbarnama" translated by H. Beveridge, vol. 1, reprint, 1979, pp. 69-70. (Sarma, "Scientific," p. 92).

Scholfield calculates sunset on 14th [OS] at 5.22pm, plus 8h20m makes a time of birth of 1:42am on the 15th, plus 4h22m concurs with sunrise on the 15th at 6:04am.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Epilepsy (Mystical experiences during his attacks)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three wives simultaneously)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Harem of 5,000 women)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Mystical experience (Visions, convinced he was divine)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Warrior and hunter)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Most famed monarch)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Turkey and Persia)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection