Historical Who is Who
AKBAR THE GREAT
One of the best known of all the Mogul/Mughal emperors extending their boundaries from S India to Afghanistan, with diplomatic links extending even to Elizabethan England. He was a powerful military leader and political administrator, enthusiastic to promote access to learning by the creation of huge libraries in Agra and Delhi. He interpreted his Muslim faith in a comprehensive way to include Hindus, Christians, Jains and Parsis, with the effect that it risked becoming a new religion with himself as a prophetic leader. His relevance for moral education lies in his insistence that generosity of spirit, sexual fidelity, and protection of animals are direct corollaries of belief in God.
Since he is commonly described as illiterate, his commissioned autobiography may be the most direct record of his thinking http://www.wdl.org/en/item/4075