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Mongke Khan Timeline

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  • 1236 - 1242
    Multiple Mongol armies attack western Asia, Russia, Poland, and Hungary.
  • 1251
    Batu Khan and the Jochid-Toluid kurultai declare Mongke Great Khan of the Mongols.
  • 1251 - 1259
    Reign of Mongke Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1253 - 1255
    The Franciscan missionary and chronicler William of Rubruck visits the Mongol Empire, including the capital Karakorum.
  • 1253 - 1260
    A Mongol army led by Hulegu invades Persia and the Middle East.
  • 1256
    The Mongols defeat the Ismailis (aka the Assassins) in Persia.
  • 1257
    The Mongols invade Vietnam.
  • 1257
    The Mongols conquer the Dali kingdom in southern China.
  • 1258
    An uprising restores the monarchy in Korea and makes peace with the Mongol Empire.
  • 1258
    The Mongols conquer the Abbasid Caliphate. During this campaign there is the infamous sacking of Baghdad and murder of the caliph.
  • 11 Aug 1259
    Death of Mongke Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire.
  • Dec 1259
    The Mongols besiege and capture Aleppo in Syria.

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