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Hoelun (also Hoelun Üjin, Mongolian Cyrillic: Өэлүн үжин, Өэлүн эх, Mother Hoelun, Öülen/Oulen; Chinese: 訶額侖) was the mother of Genghis Khan and the wife of his father Yesügei, the chief of the Khamag Mongol confederation. Much of the current knowledge about her life comes from The Secret History of the Mongols. She came from the Khongirad clan of the Olkhunut tribe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hoelun has received more than 204,368 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Hoelun is the 218th most popular companion (up from 373rd in 2019).

Hoelun is most famous for being the mother of Genghis Khan.

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Among companions, Hoelun ranks 218 out of 687Before her are Imelda Marcos, Abigail, Emma of Normandy, Eleanor of Castile, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, and Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon. After her are Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Empress Kōjun, Elizabeth of Austria, Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, and Sigrid the Haughty.

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Among people born in 1140, Hoelun ranks 4Before her are Raymond III, Count of Tripoli, Alexios V Doukas, and Peter Waldo. After her are Adela of Champagne, Bertran de Born, Sophia of Minsk, Peire Vidal, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, Bernhard, Count of Anhalt, and Michael Choniates. Among people deceased in 1208, Hoelun ranks 2Before her is Philip of Swabia. After her are Maria Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Irene Angelina, Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon, and Pierre de Castelnau.

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