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Qasym Khan (Kazakh: Қасым хан) was the leader of the Kazakh Khanate from about 1511 to 1521.[1] He was the son of Zhanibek Khan who was one of the founding fathers of Qazaq Horde by escaping with his confederacy to Moghulistan from the Uzbek chief Abul-Khayr Khan. Kasym Khan is viewed as the first leader who united the Kazakh tribes.[1] Although, Baranduk Khan was the Khan of the Kazakhs, control of the government was in the hands of Kasym Khan. Eventually he sent Baranduk Khan into exile who died at Samarkand. Kasym Khan had a brother named Adik Khan who was married to Sultana Nigar Khanim, daughter of Yunus Khan of Moghulistan. When Adik Khan died, Kasym Khan took her as his wife.

Qasym Khan
Predecessor Burundyq Khan
Successor Mamash Khan
Born 1445
Kazakh Khanate
Died 1521
Kazakh Khanate
Spouse Sultan Nigar Khanum
Full name
Qasym Khan Zhanibekuly
House Burundyq Khan
Dynasty Tore
Father Zhanibek Khan
Mother Jagan-begim Khanum
Religion Islam
Preceded by
Burunduq Khan
Khan of the Kazakhs
Succeeded by
Mamash Khan

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  1. ^ a b Curtis, Glenn E. "Forming the Modern Nation". Kazakstan: A Country Study. GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved 19 February 2011.