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Buri was a son of Mutugen and a grandson of Chagatai khan. His name - Buri - means Wolf. According to Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Buri's mother was a wife of Chagatai khan's one official. She was a beauty, and Mutuken was attracted by her while she served in Khan's ger. Mutuken made her pregnant. Instead of marrying her, Mutuken took her baby, Buri.
Mutuken was killed during the siege of Bamiyan. Chagatai raised Buri because Mutugen was his favorite son.
Buri loved drinking and was a hothead. He humiliated Batu Khan with Guyuk (future Great khan) during the campaign of Russia. Both of them were recalled by Great khan Ogodei, and Buri was sent to his grandfather Chagatai when Batu complained about them to his uncle. After a year in Mongolia, he returned to Batu to participate in the invasion of Europe. When the Mongols advanced into Central Europe, he ravaged Wallachia.
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