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1235 CE: Ogedei Khan orders the construction of a new capital of the Mongol Empire at Karakorum, Mongolia.
 
 
1235 CE - 1263 CE: Karakorum is capital of the Mongol Empire.
 
 
1241 CE: Ogedei Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire, dies at the capital Karakorum.
 
 
1253 CE - 1255 CE: The Franciscan missionary and chronicler William of Rubruck visits the Mongol Empire, including the capital Karakorum.
 
 
1262 CE: Kublai Khan captures Karakorum after his rival Ariq Boke (1219-1266 CE) used it as his base.
 
 
1370 CE: The last Yuan Dynasty emperor, Toghon Temur (r. 1333-1368 CE), dies at Karakorum.
 
1586 CE: The Buddhist monastery at Erdene Zuu is built resuing many blocks from the Mongol palace at Karakorum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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