Kublai Khan

1215 - 1294

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Kublai (; Mongolian: Хубилай, romanized: Hubilai; Chinese: 忽必烈; pinyin: Hūbìliè; 23 September  1215 – 18 February 1294), also known as the Emperor Shizu of Yuan, was the fifth khagan-emperor of the Mongol Empire (Ikh Mongol Uls), reigning from 1260 to 1294 (although after the division of the empire this was a nominal position). He also founded the Yuan dynasty in China as a conquest dynasty in 1271, and ruled as the first Yuan emperor until his death in 1294. Kublai was the fourth son of Tolui (his second son with Sorghaghtani Beki) and a grandson of Genghis Khan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kublai Khan has received more than 7,889,170 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Kublai Khan is the 141st most popular politician (up from 167th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from China and the 6th most popular Chinese Politician.

Kublai Khan is most famous for being the emperor of China and Mongolia from 1260 to 1294. He was the grandson of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire.

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Among politicians, Kublai Khan ranks 141 out of 15,710Before him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Deng Xiaoping, Sun Yat-sen, Simón Bolívar, Richard Nixon, and Bayezid I. After him are Darius III, Paul von Hindenburg, Bayezid II, Hosni Mubarak, Abdul Hamid II, and Louis the Pious.

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Among people born in 1215, Kublai Khan ranks 1After him are Pope Celestine V, Pope John XXI, Pope Nicholas III, Violant of Hungary, Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg, William of Moerbeke, Hethum I, King of Armenia, Mécia Lopes de Haro, John I of Trebizond, Beatrice d'Este, Queen of Hungary, and Zdislava Berka. Among people deceased in 1294, Kublai Khan ranks 1After him are Brunetto Latini, Louis II, Duke of Bavaria, John I, Duke of Brabant, Rabban Bar Sauma, and Dmitry of Pereslavl.

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Among people born in China, Kublai Khan ranks 13 out of 1,186Before him are 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Zheng He (1387), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Sun Yat-sen (1866). After him are Puyi (1906), Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Ip Man (1893), Wu Zetian (624), and Xi Jinping (1953).


Among politicians born in China, Kublai Khan ranks 6Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Sun Yat-sen (1866). After him are Puyi (1906), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).