Famous Mongolian Emperors & Kings

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 1 Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan
Famous As: Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (1206-1227)
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.

 2 Kublai Khan

Kublai Khan
Famous As: Founder of the Yuan dynasty in Mongolia and China,
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.

 3 Ogedei Khan

Ogedei Khan
Famous As: King
Birthdate: November 7, 1186
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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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 4 Möngke Khan

Möngke Khan
Famous As: Khagan of the Mongol Empire
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.

 5 Hulagu Khan

Hulagu Khan
Famous As: Mongol Ruler
Birthdate: October 15, 1218
Sun Sign: Libra
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.

 6 Batu Khan

Batu Khan
Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1205 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1255 AD

 7 Tolui

Famous As: Khagan of the Mongol Empire
Birthdate: 1192 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1232 AD
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 8 Güyük Khan

Güyük Khan
Famous As: Khagan of the Mongol Empire
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.

 9 Berke

Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1209 AD
Birthplace: Burkhan Khaldun
Died: 1266 AD

 10 Ariq Böke

Ariq Böke
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 1219 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1266 AD

 11 Arghun

Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: March 8, 1259
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beylagan, Azerbaijan
Died: March 10, 1291

 12 Öz Beg Khan

Öz Beg Khan
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1282 AD
Birthplace: Golden Horde
Died: 1341 AD

 13 Dayan Khan

Dayan Khan
Birthdate: 1464 AD
Birthplace: Mongol Empire
Died: 1543 AD

 14 Ligdan Khan

Ligdan Khan
Famous As: Khan of Mongolia
Birthdate: 1588 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1634 AD

 15 Esen Taiji

Esen Taiji
Famous As: Mongolian chief
Birthdate: 1407 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1455 AD

 16 Bilge

Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0683 AD
Birthplace: Yin Mountains, China
Died: November 25, 0734

 17 Arigböge

Famous As: Chief
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mongol Empire
Died: 1266 AD

 18 To-wang

Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Mongolia
Died: 1887 AD