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Jahangir (1569-1627; reigned 1605-1627) was the fourth Mughal emperor, succeeding his father Akbar in 1605 (he had unsuccessfully attempted to topple his father five years previously), and presiding over a period of great cultural achievement, if politically unstable (he had one of his own sons blinded as a punishnment for rebellion). More religiously intolerant than his father, Jahangir persecuted Sikhs. Jahangir was an alcoholic, and this weakened his health and helped bring about his death at the age of 58. He was succeeded by his son Shah Jahan.