Firuz Shah Tughluq

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Firuz Shah was a Muslim ruler of the Tughlaq Dynasty (1351 - 1388). He succeeded his cousin Muhammad bin Tughluq following the later's death from a fatal illness, but due to widespread unrest Firuz's realm was much smaller than Muhammed's. Firuz was forced by rebellions to concede virtual independence to Bengal and other provinces. He was known as an iconoclast.

He also commissioned many public buildings in Delhi, and had a large personal library full of manuscripts in Persian, Arabic and other languages. Firuz also lowered the land taxes that Muhammad had raised.

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References

  • Romila Thapar. 1966. A History of India, Volume I. Penguin Books.


Preceded by:
Muhammad bin Tughluq
Sultan of Delhi
1351-1388
Succeeded by:
Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughluq II

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