Ashina Nishufu

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Ashina Nishufu (r. 679–680) was a member of the Ashina family that revolted following the fall of the Eastern Turkic Khaganate. [1]

[2] He revolted against Tang Dynasty of China for Turks' freedom in 679. He and his forces killed over 10.000 Chinese soldiers in this attack. But later, China prepared an army with 300.000 men and Nishufu was defeated. He later got killed by his companions.


  1. ^ Bauer, History of Central Asia, v2, p 192
  2. ^ Bauer, Susan Wise (2010). The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-393-05975-5.