Alp Bilge[1] Qağan[2] (Chinese: 賀臘毗伽可汗; pinyin: Hèlà Píjiā Kèhán) or Eletmiş Qağan[3] (Chinese: 頡跌伊(蜜)施可汗; pinyin: Xiédiēyī(mì)shī Kèhán) — was a Basmyl chief who rebelled and brought Second Turkic Khaganate to an end.

Alp Bilge Qağan
賀臘毗伽可汗
Qaghan of the Basmyl
Reign742 – 744
Coronation742
PredecessorOzmish Qaghan
Kutluk Yabgu Khagan
SuccessorKutlug I Bilge Kagan
BornAshina Shi
阿史那施
Died744
HouseAshina
FatherUti beg
ReligionTengrism

ReignEdit

His personal name was Ashina Shi (阿史那施)[4] was a grandson of Ashina Duoxifu (阿史那咄悉匐), thus a grand-nephew to Ilterish and Qapaghan khagans. He successively fought against three Tujue leaders - Pan Kul Tigin, Kutluk Yabgu Khagan and Ozmish Qaghan.

In 742, he appointed Karluks to leadership of right wing and Uyghurs to leadership of left wing. However, he was soon deposed by Uyghurs, which signalled beginning of Uyghur Empire.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kasai, Yukiyo (2014) "The Chinese Phonetic Transcriptions of Old Turkish Words in the Chinese Sources from 6th-9th Century Focused on the Original Word Transcribed as Tujue 突厥" in Studies of Inner Asian Languages 29. p. 125-133 of 57-135
  2. ^ Ouyang Xiu, "New Tang Book", Volume 217b <回鹘传下>, 1975: 6143
  3. ^ Ouyang Xiu, "New Tang Book", Volume 215b <突厥傳下>, 1975: 6054.
  4. ^ Theobald, Ulrich. "Baximi 拔悉蜜 (www.chinaknowledge.de)". www.chinaknowledge.de. Retrieved 2018-07-29.

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