Bars Bolud Jinong

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Bars Bolud Jinong
Khagan of the Mongols, Jinong
Emperor of the Northern Yuan Dynasty
Predecessor Dayan Khan
Successor Bodi Alagh Khan
Born 1490
Died 1531 (aged 40–41)
House Borjigin
Dynasty Northern Yuan
Father Dayan Khan

Barsbolad Jinong Khan (ᠪᠠᠷᠰ
Mongolian: Барсболд жонон хаан, transliteration : Barsbold Jonon Khaan, aka : Steel-Tiger Jinong Khagan) or Barsbolad Khan (Mongolian: Барсболд хаан, translit. : Barsbold Khaan), 1490–1531) was a Mongol Khagan of the Northern Yuan dynasty based in Mongolia from 1517 to 1519, and Jinong, from 1519 to 1531.[1] Barsbolad Jinong was the third son of Dayan Khan, who appointed his grandson (the eldest son of Dayan Khan's second son), Bodi Alagh Khan as his successor. After the death of Dayan Khan, Barsbolad (Basbolud) Jinong proclaimed himself as the great khan, claiming that Bodi Alagh Khan was too young and too inexperienced to maintain the large Mongol empire, and he was able to rally support from some Mongol populace who feared that after a century of fighting, the unification and prosperity finally achieved by Dayan Khan was to be lost and a more experience leader was needed. However, more than three years later, Bodi Alagh Khan allied with another uncle of his, the fourth son of Dayan Khan and challenged the Barsbolad Jinong, and both sides reached a compromise to avoid bloodshed among fellow Mongols: Barsbolad (Basbolud) Jinong would give up the crown and Bodi Alagh Khan would be the new Great Khan of Mongols, while his sons were also named as different khans. However, the loss of the crown of Great Khan of Mongol was too much for Barsbolad Jinong and he soon died afterward. He was the father of Altan Khan, one of the great leaders of the Northern Yuan. Barsbold was very well known for his bravery and exceptional military skills in his father's campaigns against Oirats and other Mongol fractions.

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