Umar Shaikh Mirza II

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Umar Sheikh
King of Ferghana Valley
Umar Shaykh Mirza, 1875-1900.jpg
Spouse Qutlugh Nigar Khanum
Issue Khanzada Begum
Babur, Mughal Emperor
Jahangir Mirza II
Nasir Mirza
House House of Timur
Father Abu Sa'id Mirza, Emperor of the Timurid Empire
Mother Shah Sultan Begum
Born 1469
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Died 19 June 1494
Ferghana, Uzbekistan
Religion Islam

Umar Shaikh Mirza II (1469–1494 C.E.) was the ruler of the Fergana Valley. He was the fourth son of Abu Sa'id Mirza, the Emperor of the Timurid Empire in what is now Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, eastern Iran and Afghanistan.

His first wife and chief consort was Qutlugh Nigar Khanum, a princess of the Chagatai Khanate and daughter of Yunus Khan of Moghulistan. Umar had two other wives and had three sons and five daughters from his wives. His son eldest son was Babur Mirza from his wife Qutlugh Nigar Khanum. His sons from this other two wives were Jahangir Mirza II and Nasir Mirza. His eldest son Babur Mirza founded the Mughal Empire in 1525 and was the first Mughal Emperor of India.

Umar Shaikh Mirza died in a freak accident in Aksi fort, North Fergana, on 19 June 1494. It occurred when he was in his dovecote, which was built at the edge of the building, collapsed, thus making twelve-year-old Babur, the ruler of Fergana.[1]


  1. ^ Abraham Eraly (17 September 2007). Emperors Of The Peacock Throne: The Saga of the Great Moghuls. Penguin Books Limited. p. 18. ISBN 978-93-5118-093-7. 


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