The Mughal Empire was an Islamic state that ruled in India from 1526 to 1857. The Mughal Empire's founder was Babur, but its most notable ruler was Akbar, Babur's grandson, who ruled from 1556 to 1605.
Known as the Great one Akbar added more territory to the lands conquered by Babur than did any other Mughal emperor.
He was a defender of religious freedom. Abolished taxes on non-Muslims. Increased quality of government by opening government to all people of Empire.