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Tuda Mengu, also known as Tode Mongke, Tudamongke (Mongolian: Тодмөнх/Todmönkh or Tudamönkh), was khan of the Golden Horde, division of the Mongol Empire from 1280 to 1287.

Dawlat Berdi
Khan
Shahanshah
Toda Mongke and His Mongol Horde.jpg
Tuda Mengu leading the warriors of the Golden Horde (Mughal painting)
Reign1280–1287
BornGolden Horde
Died1287
HouseBorjigin
DynastyGolden Horde
FatherToqoqan
MotherBuka Ujin
ReligionIslam

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BiographyEdit

Tode Mongke was the son of Toqoqan, grandson of Batu Khan and brother of Mongke Temur. A pious khan, he converted to Islam in 1283.[1] Due to his deep religion, Tudamongke was not aggressive to expand his territory. However, he did keep good contact with Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt against Ilkhanate who was faithless enemy of both states. Rashid Ad-din wrote that he was willing to keep good relations with Kublai khan and released his son Nomughan to Yuan Court. During his government the influence of Nogai Khan greatly increased in the Golden Horde, and there was a second attack against Hungary in 1284/1285. He abdicated in favor to his nephew Tole Buqa in 1287.[2]

His name literally means "Bright Eternal" in the Mongolian language.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Martin, p. 171.
  2. ^ Cawley 2010, Mongols: Batu.

ReferencesEdit

  • Cawley, Charles (5 December 2010), Mongols: Batu, son of JOCHI & his --- wife (-Sarai 1255), Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]
  • Martin, Janet, Medieval Russia, 980-1584, p. 171

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Preceded by
Mongke Temur
Khan of the Golden Horde
1280–1287
Succeeded by
Tole Buqa