Qara Hülegü

Qara Hülegü (died 1252) was head of the ulus of the Chagatai Khanate (1242 - 1246, 1252). He was the son of Mö'etüken (killed during the 1221 siege of Bamiyan), favored son of Chagatai Khan. He was nominated by Chagatai Khan, as well as Ögedei Khan, to become khan. Since he was still young, Ebuskun acted as regent for him. In order to ensure his power, however, the Grand Khan Güyük Khan deposed him in 1246 and replaced him with one of Qara Hülegü's uncles, Yesü Möngke.[1]

Qara Hülegü
Khan of Chagatai Khanate
1st reign1242–1246
PredecessorChagatai Khan
SuccessorYesü Möngke
2nd reign1252
PredecessorYesü Möngke
SuccessorMubarak Shah
Bornunknown
Died1252
SpouseOrghana
HouseBorjigin

However, following the ascension of Güyük's successor, Möngke Khan, Qara Hülegü gained the Great Khan's favor by supporting him in his purges of the family of Ögedei. He was restored to his position of Chagatai Khan, but died before returning to his realm. Mongke permitted his wife Orghana Khatun (daughter of Toralchi Küregen, granddaughter of Qutuqa Beki) to serve as regent. Qara Hülegü was later succeeded by his son Mubarak Shah.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boyle, John Andrew (1971). The Successors of Genghis Khan. Columbia University Press. p. 149.
Preceded by
Chagatai Khan
Khan of Chagatai Khanate
First Reign

1242–1246
Succeeded by
Yesü Möngke
Preceded by
Yesü Möngke
Khan of Chagatai Khanate
Second Reign

1252
Succeeded by
Mubarak Shah
(under the regency of Orghana)