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Kublai Khan

1215 - 1294

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Kublai (23 September 1215 – 18 February 1294), also known by his temple name as the Emperor Shizu of Yuan and his regnal name Setsen Khan, was the founder of the Yuan dynasty of China and the fifth khagan-emperor of the Mongol Empire from 1260 to 1294, although after the division of the empire this was a nominal position. He proclaimed the empire's dynastic name "Great Yuan" in 1271, and ruled Yuan China until his death in 1294. Kublai was the second son of Tolui by his chief wife 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 9,884,325 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Kublai Khan is the 184th most popular politician (down from 141st in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from China (up from 13th in 2019) 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 184 out of 15,577Before him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles I of Austria, Nicholas I of Russia, Orhan, George H. W. Bush, and Marcus Licinius Crassus. After him are Alp Arslan, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump, Leonidas I, and Jawaharlal Nehru.

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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, Hethum I, King of Armenia, William of Moerbeke, Beatrice d'Este, Queen of Hungary, David VII of Georgia, Mécia Lopes de Haro, and Zdislava Berka. Among people deceased in 1294, Kublai Khan ranks 1After him are Louis II, Duke of Bavaria, Brunetto Latini, John I, Duke of Brabant, Rabban Bar Sauma, and Dmitry of Pereslavl.

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Among people born in China, Kublai Khan ranks 11 out of 1,392Before him are Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-544), Zheng He (1387), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Sun Yat-sen (1866). After him are Sima Qian (-145), Xi Jinping (1953), Puyi (1906), Hu Jintao (1942), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), and Chiang Kai-shek (1887).


Among politicians born in China, Kublai Khan ranks 6Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Huang Xianfan (1899), Deng Xiaoping (1904), and Sun Yat-sen (1866). After him are Xi Jinping (1953), Puyi (1906), Hu Jintao (1942), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Wu Zetian (624), and Qianlong Emperor (1711).