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Humāyūn
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, Nāṣir al-Dīn humāyūn pādis̲h̲āh , posthumously called Ḏj̲annat Ās̲h̲iyānī, eldest surviving son of Ẓahīr al-Dīn Muḥammad Bābur Pādis̲h̲āh [see bābur ], and second Mug̲h̲al ruler of Hindūstān and Kābul, was born at Kābul on 4 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 913/6 March 1508.

In 923-4/1517-8 he was left in nominal charge of Kābul, and administered Badak̲h̲s̲h̲ān. 926-31/1520-5 and 933-5/1527-9. In Ṣafar 932/December 1525 he joined Bābur at Kābul for the invasion of India. He took part in the battle of Pānipat and himself blockaded Āgra, there receiving…

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Digby, S., “Humāyūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2955>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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