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Ögedey
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or ögödey , the second Great K̲h̲ān of the Mongol Empire. Born probably in 1186, he was the third son of Činggis K̲h̲an (Čingiz K̲h̲ān [q.v.]) by his principal wife Börte. He was the first of the Mongol rulers to adopt the title Ḳaʾan: D̲j̲uwaynī always refers to him thus, almost as though it was regarded as a personal name. Činggis had during his lifetime indicated that Ögedey should succeed him, in preference to his other surviving sons Čag̲h̲atay and Toluy. It is often suggested that Ögedey was a generally acceptable conciliatory figu…

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Morgan, D.O., “Ögedey”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6011>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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