Ashina Helu

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For Ishbara Qaghan (Ashina Shetu), see Ishbara Qaghan.

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Ishbara Qaghan (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, 沙缽略可汗/沙钵略可汗, Pinyin: shābōlüè kěhàn, Wade-Giles: sha-po-lüeh k'o-han, personal name Ashina Helu (阿史那賀魯/阿史那贺鲁, āshǐnà hèlǔ, a-shih-na ho-lu) (before 620—658) was a khan of the Western Turkic Khaganate. Before being a khagan, he was nicknamed Hallıg ("elevated"). He had served the interests of China's Tang Dynasty as a general prior to 651, but broke away from Tang in 651 and declared himself khan. Emperor Gaozong of Tang sent the general Su Dingfang, who commanded a campaign against him in 657, and Su defeated and captured him at the Battle of Irtysh River. Emperor Gaozong spared him, and he lived out his days at the Tang capital Chang'an.

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Ashina Helu
Preceded by
Irbis Seguy
Khagan of the Western Turkic Khaganate
Succeeded by
(end of the khaganate)