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Babur (1483–1530)

Baber or Babar, Zehir-Eddin Mohammed, surnamed (bä’ber). Conqueror of India and founder of the Mogul dynasty; born in 1483; died at Agra, Dec. 28, 1530. He was a lineal descendant of Jenghiz Khan and Timur, and at the age of twelve succeeded his father as king of Ferghana, a district to the east of Samarcand. In 1521, gathering an army of 12,000 followers, he invaded India, then preparing to revolt against the intolerable exactions of Ibrahim, emperor at Delhi; and in six years made himself absolute master of the whole country. He wrote a volume of ‘Memoirs’ which shows him to have been a man of well-cultivated intellect, a sagacious observer, and a wise statesman. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).