Yesun Temur (Chagatai Khanate)

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This article is about khan of the Chagatai Khanate. For Yuan emperor, see Yesün Temür (Yuan dynasty).
Yesun Temur
Khan of the Chagatai Khanate
Reign 1338-1342
Predecessor Changshi
Successor 'Ali-Sultan
Father Ebugen

Yesun Temur (Есөнтөмөр) was a pagan khan (r. 1338-1342) of Chagatai Khanate. He was a younger brother of Changshi Khan. His name literally means "Nine Iron" in the Mongolian language.

In order to enthrone himself, Yesun Temur is said to have poisoned, or in other ways murdered his brother. He regretted his action and blamed his mother for Changshi's death. His guilt caused him to become very stressed, which lead to excessive drinking. He was overthrown by 'Ali-Sultan of the House of Ogedei in 1342.

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External links[edit]

  • Ц.Энхчимэг - "Монголын цагаадайн улс" 2006 он
  • W. Barthold - Turkestan Down to the Mongol Invasion

Preceded by
Khan of Chagatai Khanate
Succeeded by