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Alghu

 

Alghu

Alghu (d. 1265 or 1266) was a khan of the Chagatai Khanate (1260-1265/6). He was the son of Baidar and the grandson of Chagatai Khan.

In 1260 he was appointed as head of the ulus of the Chagatai Khanate by the Kaidu, whose lands bordered his, under the pretext that the latter had supported Ariq Böke. Kaidu turned to Berke, Khan of the Blue Horde, for assistance; the latter provided him with resources and an army. Alghu found his territories invaded, and was defeated by Kaidu in battle. However, Alghu struck back and was victorious in a new battle, and would have pressed his advantage had he not died in the end of 1265 or the beginning of 1266. He was buried in Almaliq.

References

  • Michael Biran, Qaidu and the Rise of the Independent Mongol State in Central Asia. The Curzon Press, 1997, ISBN 0-7007-0631-3.
Preceded by:
Mubarak Shah
under the regency of Orghana
Khan of Chagatai Khanate
1260−1266
Followed by:
Mubarak Shah
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