Gün Temür Khan

Gün Temür (Mongolian: Гүнтөмөр; Chinese: 坤帖木兒) was a khagan of the Northern Yuan dynasty, reigning from 1400 to 1402. Gün Temür was the eldest son of Elbeg Nigülesügchi Khan. His name, Gün Temür, means "Deep (intellectually) Iron" in the Mongolian language.

Gün Temür Khan
Khagan of the Mongols
Khagan of Northern Yuan dynasty
PredecessorElbeg Nigülesügchi Khan
SuccessorÖrüg Temür Khan
Died1402 (aged 24–25)
IssueToqoqan Khan[2]
DynastyNorthern Yuan dynasty
FatherElbeg Nigülesügchi Khan


In an attempt to consolidate his authority over the state of Kara Del in Hami, Gün Temür murdered Engke-Temur who allied with the Ming dynasty.[3]

In 1402, Gün Temür was defeated by Gulichi (possibly with Arughtai), who killed him as a result. Several months after his death, the Northern Yuan throne was succeeded by his younger brother Öljei Temür Khan Bunyashiri.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Tsagaan Sechen-Erdenyin Tobchi
  2. ^ Chinggisid rulers (part 1)
  3. ^ The Cambridge History of Inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age, (edited by Nicola Di Cosmo, Allen J. Frank and Peter B. Golden), September 28, 2009. ISBN 978-0521849265. p. 162.
Gün Temür Khan
 Died: 1402
Regnal titles
Preceded by Khagan of the Northern Yuan dynasty
Succeeded by