El Temür

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El Temür (died 1333) was a Qipchaq officer who was behind the coup d'état that installed Tugh Temür as the Yuan emperor in Khanbalik in 1328.[1]

Afterwards, Tugh Temür abdicated in favour of his brother Kusala who was backed by Chagatai Khan Eljigidey and announced Khanbaliq's intent to welcome him. However, Kusala suddenly died only four days after a banquet with Tugh Temür, supposedly killed with poison by El Temür, who purged pro-Kusala officials and brought power to warlords, whose despotic rule marked the decline of the Yuan dynasty.

El Temür became ill and died in 1333 and his children were subsequently murdered by former co-conspirator Bayan of the Merkid in 1335.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rossabi, Morris. Eurasian Influences on Yuan China. p. 170. ISBN 978-981-4459-72-3. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Atwood, Christopher P. Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire. ISBN 0-8160-4671-9.