Tulan Qaghan

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Tulan Khagan
都藍可汗
Eighth Khagan of the Turkic Khaganate
Reign589-599
PredecessorBagha Qaghan
SuccessorTardu
Died599
SpousePrincess Qianjin (大义公主)
HouseAshina
FatherIshbara Qaghan

Tulan Qaghan (Chinese: 都蘭可汗/都兰可汗, Modern Chinese: (Pinyin): dōulán kěhàn, (Wade-Giles): tu-lan k'o-han, Middle Chinese: (Guangyun) [tu˥lɑn˩ kʰɑ˥ɣɑn˩˥], personal name: 阿史那雍虞閭/阿史那雍虞闾, āshǐnà yōngyúlǘ, a-shih-na yung-yü-lü) was the son of Ishbara Qaghan and the seventh qaghan (Khaqan) of the Turkic Khaganate.

Reign[edit]

In 593 he collected enough power to stop paying taxes to Emperor Wendi. Secretly, Princess Qianjin plotted with khagan's rival Tuli (who claimed to throne in 593) to attack the Sui Empire when her husband refused. This plot was exposed by Chang sun-sheng, a spy of the Sui Empire. He combined his forces with Tardu in 599 and launched invasion on Sui, however he was assassinated by his own men in 599.[1]

Family[edit]

He married his father's wife, Northern Zhou's Princess Qianjin, now known under the Sui Dynasty title Princess Dayi. Her new name was given to her by the Sui Emperor Wendi in order to create a marriage alliance with the Turks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahmet., Taşağil (1995–2004). Gök-Türkler. Atatürk Kültür, Dil, ve Tarih Yüksek Kurumu (Turkey). Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi. ISBN 975161113X. OCLC 33892575.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
Tulan Qaghan
Preceded by
Bagha Qaghan
Khagan of the Turkic Khaganate
588–599
Succeeded by
Tardu