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  1. Dec 15, 2004 · HULĀGU KHAN. HULĀGU (Hülegü) KHAN, fifth son of Tolui (and thus grandson of Čengiz Khan) and Sorqoqtani Ḵā-tun, and founder of the Il-khanid dynasty (b. ca. 611/1215, d. 19 Rabiʿ II 663/8 February 1265). His name is derived from the Mongolian word for “surplus” (see Pelliot, II, pp. 866-67) and was written in the Muslim sources in ...

  2. Oct 18, 2021 · Hulagu Khan, sometimes known as Hülegü or Hulegu, was a Mongol conqueror of Western Asia. He was the grandson of the great Genghis Khan and the brother of Ariq Böke, Möngke Khan, and Kublai Khan. Hulagu's army substantially extended the Mongol Empire's southwestern sector, creating the Ilkhanate of Persia, which served as a forerunner to the future Safavid dynasty and, eventually, the ...

  3. Berke Khan, a muslim convert, had promised retribution in his rage after Hulagu's sack of Baghdad, and allied himself with the Mamluks. He initiated a series of raids on Hulagu's territories, led by Nogai Khan. Hulagu suffered a severe defeat in an attempted invasion north of the Caucasus in 1263.

  4. Jun 21, 2018 · A satisfied Hulagu Khan now focused on Baghdad, a city that he saw as an ultimate trophy. Hulagu's Mongol army set out for Baghdad in November 1257. The Mongol siege of 1258 AD began in mid-January and lasted just two weeks. On February 13, the Mongols entered the city of the caliphs, commencing a full week of pillage and destruction.

  5. May 18, 2019 · Hulagu Khan : biography 1218 – 8 February 1265 The invasion effectively destroyed the Ayyubid Dynasty, theretofore powerful ruler of large parts of the Levant, Egypt, and Arabia. The last Ayyubid king An-Nasir Yusuf was killed by Hulagu in 1260.Atlas des Croisades, p.108 With the Islamic power center of Baghdad gone and Damascus weakened, the […]

  6. May 18, 2019 · Hulagu Khan : biography 1218 – 8 February 1265 Communications with Europe Hulagu sent multiple communications to Europe in an attempt to establish a Franco-Mongol alliance against the Muslims. In 1262, he sent his secretary Rychaldus and an embassy to "all kings and princes overseas". The embassy was apparently intercepted in Sicily by King Manfred, […]

  7. Hülegü, also spelled Hulagu, (born c. 1217—died Feb. 8, 1265, Jazīreh-ye-Shāhī, Iran), Mongol ruler in Iran who founded the Il-Khanid dynasty and, as part of a Mongol program of subduing the Islāmic world, seized and sacked Baghdad, the religious and cultural capital of Islām. Some historians consider that he did more than anyone else to destroy medieval Iranian culture. Hülegü, a ...

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