Akbar the Great

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Akbar the Great (1542-1605)
Akbar became emperor at age 13, upon the death of his father. He was known for extensive reforms instituted during his reign. These included: abolition of slavery; ending enforced suttee [burning of widows with their deceased spouses]; tax system reform; prohibition of polygamy (except in cases of barrenness); tolerance of religions other than Islam. Akbar also did much to promote commerce, the arts, and sciences.