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Hoelun (also Hoelun Üjin; Mongolian: ᠥᠭᠡᠯᠦᠨ ᠦᠵᠢᠨ; Cyrillic: Өэлүн үжин, Өэлүн эх, Mother Hoelun, Öülen/Oulen; simplified Chinese: 诃额仑; traditional Chinese: 訶額侖; pinyin: Hē'élún), 1140-1221 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 Olkhunut clan of the Khongirad tribe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hoelun has received more than 261,137 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hoelun is the 221st most popular companion (down from 218th in 2019).

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

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.28

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  • 1.96

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Among companions, Hoelun ranks 221 out of 673Before her are Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, Laura Bush, Maria Barbara Bach, and Adela of Champagne. After her are Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Kaya Sultan, Amélie of Orléans, Catherine Opalińska, Eleanor of Provence, and Frederica of Baden.

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Among people born in 1140, Hoelun ranks 5Before her are Raymond III, Count of Tripoli, Peter Waldo, Alexios V Doukas, and Adela of Champagne. After her are Bertran de Born, Sophia of Minsk, Bernhard, Count of Anhalt, Peire Vidal, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, and Michael Choniates. Among people deceased in 1208, Hoelun ranks 2Before her is Philip of Swabia. After her are Irene Angelina, Maria Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon, and Pierre de Castelnau.

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