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Ruqaiya Sultan Begum

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Ruqaiya Sultan Begum (alternative spelling: Ruqayya, Ruqayyah) (c. 1542 – 1626) was the first and chief wife of the third Mughal emperor, Akbar.Ruqaiya was a first cousin of her husband and was a Mughal princess by birth. Her father, Hindal Mirza, was the youngest brother of Akbar's father, Humayun. She was betrothed to Akbar at the age of nine and married him at 14, but remained childless throughout her marriage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruqaiya Sultan Begum has received more than 1,373,478 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ruqaiya Sultan Begum is the 535th most popular companion.

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Among companions, Ruqaiya Sultan Begum ranks 535 out of 673Before her are Joan of the Tower, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Hungary, Alexei Razumovsky, Rotrude of Hesbaye, Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Navarre, and Princess Viktoria of Prussia. After her are Juana Manuel, Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León, Aregund, Gunnhild, Mother of Kings, Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate, and Muniadona of Castile.

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Among people born in 1542, Ruqaiya Sultan Begum ranks 13Before her are Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Isabella de' Medici, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Jan Zamoyski, Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, and Henriette of Cleves. After her are Guðbrandur Þorláksson and Gioseffo Guami.

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