Ashina Helu

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Ashina Helu, also known as Ishbara Khagan, (ruled 651–658) was the last khagan of the Western Turkic Khaganate.

Tang's campaign against Helu

Before 651 he had served the Tang dynasty as a general in Gansu. In 651 he overthrew Khagan Irbis Seguy. Later he captured some Chinese places in the Tarim Basin. In 657 Emperor Gaozong of Tang started the Conquest of the Western Turks. General Su Dingfang defeated and captured Ishbara at the Battle of Irtysh River. Emperor Gaozong spared him, and he lived out his days at the Tang capital Chang'an.

Names: Old Turkic: Old Turkic letter N1.svgOld Turkic letter G1.svgOld Turkic letter Q.svg Old Turkic letter A.svgOld Turkic letter R1.svgOld Turkic letter B1.svgOld Turkic letter SH.svgOld Turkic letter I.svg, Ϊšbara qaγan, Chinese: 沙缽略可汗/沙钵略可汗; pinyin: shābōlüè kěhàn, personal name Ashina Helu (Chinese: 阿史那賀魯/阿史那贺鲁; pinyin: āshǐnà hèlǔ; nickname Hallıg "Elevated".[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  • Christoph Baumer, History of Central Asia, volume two, 2014, index
Ashina Helu
Preceded by
Irbis Seguy
Khagan of the Western Turkic Khaganate
Succeeded by
(end of the khaganate)