Changshi

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Changshi
Khan of the Chagatai Khanate
Reign 1335-1338
Predecessor Buzan
Successor Yesun Temur
House Borjigin
Father Ebugen

Changshi was one of the last effective khans (r. 1335-1338[1]) of the Chagatai Khanate. His father was prince Ebugen who was the son of Duwa, the Chagatai Khan.

Western sources claimed that he was anti-Muslim and quite tolerant toward Christians. Before his succession, Changshi sent the Yuan Great Khan Tugh Temur 170 Russian prisoners. However, he was probably Nestorian. He was given a pecuniary reward from the court of Yuan Dynasty. He overthrew Muslim princes from the power of the ulus in 1334–1335. But he was murdered by his family in 1338 after a short period of his reign. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Yesun Temur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Cambridge History of Iran By William Bayne Fisher, John Andrew Boyle, Ilya Gershevitch. Vol. V, p.421
  • Turkestan Down to the Mongol Invasion - W. Barthold
  • The Cambridge History of Iran - William Bayne Fisher, John Andrew Boyle, Ilya Gershevitch


Preceded by
Buzan
Khan of Chagatai Khanate
1335–1338
Succeeded by
Yesun Temur