Bahadur Shah II, last Mughal Emperor of India (1838-1857). Painted by August Schoefft in 1854. Shah II was the last Mughal emperor and a member of the Timurid Dynasty. After his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British tried and then exiled him from Delhi and sent him to Rangoon in then-British-controlled Desi.

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The Emperor Bahadur Shah I enthroned, attributable to Bhavanidas, Mughal, circa 1707 | lot | Sotheby's

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Delhi, India (made) Date: ca. 1850. This painting depicts Bahadur Shah I (1707-12).

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Portrait of Bahadur Shah (r. 1707–1712) Indian Mughal period 18th century

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Prince Muhammad Muazzam afterwards Emperor Shah Alam Bahadur (Bahadur Shah I) 1707-1712)

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When Aurangzeb died near the age of eighty years, there were seventeen legitimate claim to the throne, which included not only children but also their grandchildren and great-grandson. After the death of two brothers fought near Agra, on the battlefield, but fought his brother Dara Shikoh Aurangzeb. Prince Muazzam prevailed and killed his brother, Prince Azam Shah and assumed the title of Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I I.

Bahadur Shah I (1643-1712) (?) on an Elephant (detail of a page from an unknown manuscript), 17th century. Opaque watercolour, 29.6 x 24 cm. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

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