Baraq (Khan of Golden Horde)

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Reign 1422-1427
Predecessor Kepek, Olugh Mokhammad and Dawlat Berdi
Born Golden Horde
Died 1427
House Borjigin
Dynasty Golden Horde of the Mongol Empire
Father Koirichak
Religion Islam

Baraq was Khan of the Golden Horde from 1422 to 1427. His father was Koirichak, grandson of Urus Khan who was also descendant of Genghis Khan. He took support from Ulugh Beg, the Timurid khan, and in 1422 he dethroned Kepek, Olugh Mokhammad as well as Dawlat Berdi, khans of the Golden Horde. And Baraq reoccupied Sighnak from the Timurids. However, he was defeated in 1427 by Olugh Mokhammad and was promptly assassinated by Jochi's descendant, Mohammed, who claimed the steppe between the Ural and Syr Darya rivers for his dynasty.

In the year of 1456, Baraq’s sons, Ghirey and Janibeg rebelled against Abu'l-Khayr Khan and they immigrated to the environs of Jeti Su (Seven Rivers) and they declared their own khanate. Therefore, the line of Baraq reappeared in the stage of the history and this Khanate was called as “Kazakh Khanate” henceforth.

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Baraq (Khan of Golden Horde)
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ulugh Muhammad and Dawlat Berdi
Khan of the Golden Horde
Succeeded by
Ulugh Muhammad
Preceded by
Khan of the Blue Horde
Succeeded by
Mohammed and Mustafa