Shah Jahan

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Shah Jahan Gender: M
Khurram, Prince of India
born on 15 January 1592 (greg.) at 22:25 (= 10:25 PM )
Place Lahore, Pakistan, 31n35, 74e18
Timezone LMT m74e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 24°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°15 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°29'

Shah Jahan
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Fifth Mughal Emperor of India from 1628 to 1658. Born Prince Khurram, he was the son of Emperor Jahangir and his Hindu Rajput wife, Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani.

He was chosen as successor to the throne after the death of his father in 1627. He was considered one of the greatest Mughals of the Timur family. Like his grandfather, Akbar, he was eager to expand his vast empire. In 1658, he fell ill and was confined by his son and successor Aurangzeb in Agra Fort until his death in 1666.

The period of his reign was considered the golden age of Mughal architecture. Shah Jahan erected many monuments, the best known of which is the Taj Mahal at Agra, built in 1632–1654 as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

He died on 31 January 1666, aged 74, at Agra Fort.

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  • child->parent relationship with Jahangir (born 30 August 1569 Jul.Cal. (9 Sep 1569 greg.))


  • Death, Cause unspecified 31 January 1666 (greg.) (Age 74)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Shah Jahan nama of 'Inayat Khan: an abridged history of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, compiled by his royal librarian : the nineteenth-century manuscript translation of A.R. Fuller (British Library, add. 30,777) by 'Inayat Khan and Wayne Edison Begley (Oxford University Press, 1990), p. 4: "His Majesty's auspicious birth took place in the capital of Lahore, on the expiry of five hours and ten minutes of the night of Thursday, the last day of the month of Rabi' I 1000 (15 January 1592); but in accordance with the sighting of the moon, the first of the month of Rabi' II." The author writes that all dates in the book have been converted to New Style. Scholfield calculates sundown at 5:15pm plus 5h10m equals 10:25pm.

Ashish Seth writes: "Date of birth :15 January 1592. Time of birth.:(Unknown-Night birth)Sources :Time in Early Modern Islam: Calendar, Ceremony, and Chronology in the ... By Stephen P. Blake, pg 57, His court astrologers dated his birth at 12 gharis and 3 pals of a certain night; source, "Horoscope for birth of Shah Jahan", London British Library Persian Manuscript, Collection, Lansdowne,I245. Place of birth: Lahore, Pakistan. / Shah Jahan was born on the night of 15 January 1592 in Lahore, to the Rajput princess Jagat Gosain, also cald Jodh Bai, daughter of Uday Singh Rathor of Mewar, Source notes Emperors Of The Peacock Throne: The Saga of the Great Moghuls By Abraham Eraly.


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Fifth Mughal Emperor of India)