Irbis Bolun Cabgu

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Irbis Bolun Si Yabghu Qaghan
Sixth Qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate
PredecessorKülüg Sibir
SuccessorDulu Khagan
BornĀshǐnà Xìlì
Near Balkh
FatherTong Yabgu Qaghan

Irbis Bolun Si Yabghu Qaghan (full title: Yǐpíbōluōsìyèhùkèhán 乙毗钵罗肆叶护可汗; personal name: Ashina Xili 阿史那咥力) was a khagan in the Western Turkic Khaganate between 631–633 or 630–632.[1]


He was raised to throne by the support of Nushibi tribes as well as Nishu a cousin of him. However he was not more successful than his predecessor. He couldn't control Syr-Tardush tribes and he executed so many people that even his former partisan Nishu planned to escape. After losing his supporters and prestige he escaped to south in 633. Nishu (with titular name Dulu Khagan) succeeded him[2].

Later years[edit]

He tried to raid the city of Balkh (now in north Afghanistan), but was killed in the clash.[3]


  1. ^ 630 from Christoph Baumer, History of Central Asia,2,205. Si Yabghu is from Baumer, possibly a confusion of two words.
  2. ^ Ahmet., Taşağil, (1995–2004). Gök-Türkler. Atatürk Kültür, Dil, ve Tarih Yüksek Kurumu (Turkey). Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi. ISBN 975161113X. OCLC 33892575.
  3. ^ L.M.Gümilev :Eski Türkler, tr:Ahsen Batur, Selenge yayınları, İstanbul, 2002, ISBN 975-7856-39-8, OCLC 52822672, pp.265-266
Irbis Bolun Cabgu
Preceded by
Külüg Sibir
Khagan of the Western Turkic Khaganate
Succeeded by
Dulu Khan