Irbis Seguy

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Irbis Seguy (I Pi She Kui) was a ruler of the Western Turkic Khaganate (Western Turkic Empire) in the 7th century.

He was Ishbara Tolis's grandson. In 642, he succeeded Yukuk Shad a member of Ashina dynasty from the Eastern Khaganate. Although, Yukuk Shad was still active and controlling a part of the territory, Irbis Seguy had the support of Nushibi tribes. During the early years of his reign the rivalry between the Nushibi and Dulo clan cooled off. In 646 he applied to Tang China for marrying a royal princess. Emperor Taizong of Tang however stipulated the return of several Silk Road cities to China. This request ended the short term peace between China and the Western Khaganate. Two years later several Dulo leaders took refuge in China. With them the khaganate also lost Dzungaria (roughly the northern half of present Chinese Turkestan) to China. In 651 Irbis Seguy was defeated by Hallig (his grandfather's nephew) who was supported by the Dulo klan (and probably Tang China).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L.M.Gümilev :Eski Türkler, tr:Ahsen Batur, Selenge yayınları, İstanbul, 2002, ISBN 975-7856-39-8, OCLC 52822672, pp.275-276, 296-299
Irbis Seguy
Preceded by
Yukuk Shad
Khagan of the Western Turkic Khaganate
642–651
Succeeded by
Hallig