Sartaq Khan and Alexander Nevsky
|Mother||Borakchin Khatun of the Alchi-Tatar|
Sartaq (or Sartak, Sartach, Mongolian: Сартаг, Tatar: Сартак) Khan (died 1256) was the son of Batu Khan and Regent Dowager Khatun Boraqcin of Alchi Tatar. Sartaq succeeded Batu as khan of the Golden Horde.
In 1252, Alexander Nevsky met with Sartaq at Sarai. Alexander received yarlyk (license) to become Grand Duke of Vladimir in vassalage to the Kipchak Khanate. According to Lev Gumilev he became Sartaq's anda (sworn brother, probably akin to blood brother) and an adopted son of Batu Khan.
His reign as khan of the Golden Horde was short-lived. He died in 1256 before returning from Great Khan Möngke's court in Mongolia, less than one year after his father, probably having been poisoned by his uncles Berke and Berkhchir. Sartaq was succeeded by Ulaqchi briefly in 1257, before his uncle Berke succeeded to the throne. It is not clear whether Ulaqchi was his brother or his son.
|Oki Fajin Khatun Qonqirat|
|Boraqcin of the Alchi Tatar|
- Grousset, René (1938). L'Empire des Steppes.
- Michael Marcotte: Marcotte Genealogy - Khan genealogy chart (shows part of Sartaq's family; Sartaq is called Sartuk Khan of the Blue Horde)
House of Borjigin (1206–1634)Died: 1256
| Khan of the Blue Horde and Golden Horde