Niri Qaghan

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Niri Qaghan
Qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate

Niri Qaghan was a ruler of the Western Turkic Khaganate.[1]

According to Baumer[2] he ruled from 579 to circa 602/03. Baumer notes that the better-documented Tardu ruled from 575 to 603. There may be some connection to the Eastern Gokturk civil war [3] He was the grandson of Muqan Qaghan, son of Bumin.


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Christoph Baumer, History of Central Asia, volume 2, page 198, referencing Liu Mao-Tsai, Die Chinesischen Nachrichten..,1958
  3. ^ not in any source, but obvious guess by present writer