ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Khān
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ʿ Abd al-Raḥīm Khān, Khān-i Khānān (964–1036/1556–1627) was a major figure of the Mughal nobility under the emperors Akbar (r. 963–1014/1556–1605) and Jahāngīr (r. 1014–37/1605–27). Born in India, he was the son of Bayram Khān (d. 968/1561), a Turkoman amīr (nobleman) who had played a major part in the reconquest of India by Humāyūn (913–63/1508–56) and later became Akbar's first wakīl (deputy). After Bayram Khān's assassination in 968/1561, Akbar took the amīr's only son under his personal care and entrusted his education to several distinguished scholars. In orde…

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Lefèvre, Corinne, “ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Khān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23241>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004181304, 2009, 2009-3



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