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Muḥammad Ḥākim Mīrzā
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, Mug̲h̲al prince and half-brother of the emperor Akbar [q.v.], b. 960/1553, d. 993/1585.

In 973/1566 he was governor of Kābul and eastern Afg̲h̲ānistān for Akbar, but when temporarily forced out of his capital by the Tīmūrids of Badak̲h̲ s̲h̲ān, he retreated towards India, where a group of dissident Özbeg nobles proclaimed him emperor at Ḏj̲awpūr and incited him to invade India. He beseiged Lahore with his forces, but had to retreat to Kābul. For over a decade, he posed a threat on Akbar’s northwestern front…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Muḥammad Ḥākim Mīrzā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8842>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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