Kublai Khan 1215-1294
Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Hailing from Mongolia, Kublai Khan became the conqueror of
China, setting up his own dynasty in 1279.
Governments of China.
Kublai Khan's Family
Kublai Khan was the grandson of
Kublai's father was Tolui.
Kublai's brother was
Möngke, or Mangu.
Mongke became the ruler of the Mongol Empire in 1251.
Another brother was
Hülegü, or Hulagu.
Youngest of Kublai's brothers,
and cause for considerable tension between the brothers, was
Arigböge, or Arikböge.
Arigboge proclaimed himself ruler of the Mongol Empire in
1259, after Mongke had been killed in battle. Kublai
imprisoned him in 1264. He died in 1266.
Genghis Khan's successor was Kublai's uncle Ogodei. Ogodei's
grandson Kaidu figured
he was the rightful heir and fought Kublai for the
leadership until his, Kaidu's, death in 1301.
Khanate, Khanate of the Golden Horde,
Chagatai Khanate, and Great Khanate
Kublai Khan and
Marco Polo's travel
writings tell us about Kublai Khan, his realm, and his time.
And here are the maps:
1200 Asia - Races
MARCO POLO'S TRAVELS
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ROUTE OF MARCO POLO
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1300 The Yellow