Shah JahanShah Ja·han
1592-1666; Mogul emperor of India (1628-58): builder of the Taj Mahal
Mughal emperor of India (1628-1658) whose reign ushered in the golden age of Mughal art and architecture. He had the Taj Mahal built as a memorial to his favorite wife.
detail from a c. 1627 portrait attributed to Payag