Tuda Mengu

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Dawlat Berdi
Khan
Shahanshah
Toda Mongke and His Mongol Horde.jpg
Tuda Mengu leading the warriors of the Golden Horde (Mughal painting)
Reign 1280-1287
Birthplace Golden Horde
Died 1287
Royal house Borjigin
Dynasty Golden Horde of the Mongol Empire
Father Toqoqan
Religious beliefs Islam

Tuda Mengu, also known as Tode Mongke (Mongolian: Тодмөнх), was khan of the Golden Horde from 1280-1287.

Biography[edit]

Tuda Mengu was the son of Toqoqan, grandson of Batu Khan and brother of Mongke Temur. A pious khan, he converted to Islam in 1283.[1] Due to his deep religion, Tudamongke was not aggressive to expand his territory. But He kept good contact with Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt against Ilkhanate who was faithless enemy of both states. Rashid Ad-din wrote that he was willing to keep good relations with Kublai khan and released his son Nomughan to Yuan Court. During his government the influence of Nogai Khan greatly increased in the Golden Horde, and there was a second attack against Hungary in 1284/1285. He abdicated in favor to his nephew Tole Buqa in 1287.[2]

His name literally means "Bright Eternal" in the Mongolian language.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, p. 171.
  2. ^ Cawley 2010, Mongols: Batu.

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Preceded by
Mongke Temur
Khan of the Golden Horde
1280 – 1287
Succeeded by
Tole Buqa