Batu Khan facts for kids
Batu Khan on the throne of the Golden Horde.
|Khan of the Golden Horde|
|Coronation||1224/1225 or 1227|
|Died||1255 (aged 47–48)
|Burial||1255 in Khaganate
|Issue||Sinhoto Of China, Sartak|
|Mother||Ukhaa Ujin of the Onggirat|
Batu Khan (c. 1205–1255), also known as Sain Khan, Sayn hân) and Tsar Batu, was a Mongol ruler and founder of the Golden Horde, a division of the Mongol Empire. Batu was a son of Jochi and grandson of Genghis Khan. His ulus was the chief state of the Golden Horde, which ruled Rus', Volga Bulgaria, Cumania, and the Caucasus for around 250 years, after also destroying the armies of Poland and Hungary. "Batu" or "Bat" literally means "firm" in the Mongolian language. After the deaths of Genghis Khan's sons, he became the most respected prince called agha (elder brother) in the Mongol Empire.
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Warriors of the Golden Horde sack Suzdal.
Prince Michael of Chernigov was passed between fires in accordance with ancient Turco-Mongol tradition. Batu Khan stabbed him to death for his refusal to do obeisance to Genghis Khan's shrine in the pagan ritual.
Golden Horde raid at Rayzan
Golden Horde raid at Kyev
Golden Horde raid at Kozelsk
Golden Horde raid Vladimir
Golden Horde raid Suzdal
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