Famous Mongolian Emperors & Kings

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Genghis Khan
(Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (1206 - 1227))
Genghis Khan
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Birthdate: 1158 AD
Birthplace: Khentii Mountains, Mongolia
Died: August 18, 1227

The founder and first Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan is often considered to be the greatest conqueror of all time. A brutal ruler, he enjoyed exceptional military successes and occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. Besides his military accomplishments, he is also credited with revitalizing the Mongol Empire's writing system.

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Kublai Khan
(Founder of the Yuan dynasty in Mongolia and China,)
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Birthdate: September 23, 1215
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: February 18, 1294

Also known as the Emperor Shizu of Yuan, Kublai Khan served as the fifth khagan of the famous Mongol Empire. After the division of the empire, Kublai Khan founded the Yuan dynasty in China and ruled as the first Yuan emperor from 1271 until his death in 1294. Hence, he played an important role in re-creating a militarily powerful China.

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Ogedei Khan
(Khagan of the Mongol Empire (1229-41))
Ogedei Khan
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Birthdate: November 30, 1186
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Khamag Mongol
Died: December 11, 1241

Ogedei Khan became the second Khagan of the Mongol Empire after succeeding his father Genghis Khan. Under his reign, the empire continued its expansion and reached its farthest extent south and west. Considered to be Genghis Khan's favorite son, Ogedei Khan is credited for continuing on the path set by his legendary father.

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Möngke Khan
(Khagan of the Mongol Empire (1251-59))
Möngke Khan
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Birthdate: January 11, 1209
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gobi Desert
Died: August 11, 1259

Möngke Khan reigned as the fourth khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire. He made several important reforms to improve the Mongol Empire's administration. Under his reign, the empire conquered Syria and Iraq and had conflicts with the Delhi Sultanate of India.

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Hulagu Khan
(Mongol Ruler (1256-65))
Hulagu Khan
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Birthdate: 1217 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: February 8, 1265
When Mangu Khan ordered Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, to expand the Mongol empire, Hulagu didn’t disappoint him. After capturing north central Iran, he killed Al-Musta'sim, destroyed Baghdad, and conquered Syria, but was subdued by the Egyptians. Surprisingly, it is believed he had converted to Buddhism before death.
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Güyük Khan
(Khagan of the Mongol Empire (1246-48))
Güyük Khan
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Birthdate: March 19, 1206
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khamag Mongol
Died: April 20, 1248
Güyük Khan was as aggressive in his expansion strategies as his grandfather Genghis Khan, but his premature death prevented any further Mongol invasion of Western Europe. A believer of Nestorianism, a Christian sect, he trusted his Christian advisors and was also known for his conflict with his cousin Batu.
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Batu Khan
(Ruler)
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Birthdate: 1205 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1255 AD
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Tolui
(Khagan of the Mongol Empire)
Tolui
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Birthdate: 1192 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1232 AD
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Berke
(Mongolian military commander and ruler of the Golden Horde)
Berke
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Birthdate: 1208 AD
Birthplace: Burkhan Khaldun, Mongolia
Died: 1266 AD
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Ariq Böke
(Prince)
Ariq Böke
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Birthdate: 1219 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1266 AD
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Arghun
(Ruler)
Arghun
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Birthdate: March 8, 1259
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beylagan, Azerbaijan
Died: March 10, 1291
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Öz Beg Khan
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Birthdate: 1282 AD
Birthplace: Golden Horde
Died: 1341 AD
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Tokhtamysh
(Khan of the Golden Horde)
Tokhtamysh
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Birthdate: 1342 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1406 AD
Dayan Khan
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Birthdate: 1464 AD
Birthplace: Mongol Empire
Died: 1543 AD
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Ligdan Khan
(Khan of Mongolia)
Ligdan Khan
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Birthdate: 1588 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1634 AD
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Esen Taiji
(Mongolian chief)
Esen Taiji
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Birthdate: 1407 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1455 AD
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Bilge
(Emperor)
Bilge
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Birthdate: 0683 AD
Birthplace: Yin Mountains, China
Died: November 25, 0734
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Arigböge
(Chief)
Arigböge
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Birthplace: Mongol Empire
Died: 1266 AD
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To-wang
(Prince)
To-wang
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Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1887 AD