Akbar vs Jahangir
Akbar and Jahangir are two Mughal emperors that ruled over the northern and central parts of India with distinction. In fact Jahangir was the son of Akbar. The full name of Jahangir was Nur-ud-din Salim Jahangir whereas the full name of Akbar was Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar.
Akbar, the father of Jahangir was born in 1542 and died in 1605 whereas Jahangir was born in 1569 and died in 1627. Akbar was 13 years old when he ascended the throne in 1956. Jahangir was 35 when he ascended the throne after the passing away of Akbar.
Akbar was the third Mughal emperor whereas Jahangir was the 4th Mughal emperor. Akbar had a great respect for Chisthi, a revered sage by whose blessings was Jahangir born to him. This is the reason why he built a town at the place where Chisthi lived, Sikri. He momentarily shifted his capital and living place to Fatehpur Sikri from Agra.
Akbar kept the military threats he received from the descendants of Sher Shah Suri at bay during the early part of his rule. The self-declared Hindu king Hemu was defeated at the hands of Akbar in the second battle of Panipat in 1556. Akbar took a long time of about 20 years to stabilize his power and bring several parts of northern and central India under his rule.
Sir Thomas Roe documented the relationship of Jahangir with several rulers of his time. The relationship of Jahangir with the Persian King Shal Abbas was well documented by Roe. Jahangir was a lover of arts whereas Akbar was a lover of scriptural literature. Akbar is said to have got all the sacred texts of Hinduism including the Upanishads translated from Sanskrit into Persian. Akbar promoted the new religious phenomenon called Din il lahi by which he tolerated all the religions.