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|4th Khagan-Emperor of the Mongol Empire
(Supreme Khan of the Mongols)
King of Kings
Emperor of the Yuan dynasty (posthumously)
|4th Khagan-Emperor of the Mongol Empire|
|Reign||1 July 1251 – 11 August 1259|
|Coronation||1 July 1251|
|Born||11 January 1209
|Died||11 August 1259 (aged 50)
Diaoyu Fortress, Chongqing, Southern Song dynasty, China
|Burial||Burkhan Khaldun, Khentii Province|
Möngke (Mongolian: ᠮᠥᠩᠬᠡ Möngke / Мөнх Mönkh; Chinese: 蒙哥; pinyin: Ménggē; 11 January 1209 – 11 August 1259) was the fourth khagan-emperor of the Mongol Empire, ruling from 1 July 1251, to 11 August 1259. He was the first Khagan from the Toluid line, and made significant reforms to improve the administration of the Empire during his reign. Under Möngke, the Mongols conquered Iraq and Syria as well as the kingdom of Dali (modern Yunnan).
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