The Badshahi Mosque is located in Lahore, and, unlike most mosques of its time, took a relatively short span of years to complete. The sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb ordered the mosque’s creation in 1671, and, despite its intricate design, it was completed just two years later in 1673.
Aurangzeb as Emperor
Like many leaders of his day, Emperor Aurangzeb held his post for many years—49 of them to be exact. He was named emperor in 1658 and did not give up the post until he died in 1707.