Kublai Khan

1215 - 1294

Kublai Khan

Kublai (; Mongolian: Хубилай, romanized: Hubilai; Chinese: 忽必烈; pinyin: Hūbìliè), also known as the Emperor Shizu of Yuan, was the fifth khagan 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 7,199,093 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 169th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Kublai Khan ranks 167 out of 14,801Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Louis the Pious, Lech Wałęsa, and Hosni Mubarak. After him are Henry III of France, Charles X of France, Silvio Berlusconi, Domitian, Demosthenes, and Ivar the Boneless.

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Among people born in 1215, Kublai Khan ranks 1After him are Pope John XXI, Pope Celestine V, Pope Nicholas III, Violant of Hungary, Hethum I, King of Armenia, William of Moerbeke, Otto III, Margrave of Brandenburg, Zdislava Berka, and John I of Trebizond. 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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In China

Among people born in China, Kublai Khan ranks 13 out of 921Before him are Sun Tzu (-543), Zheng He (1387), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Jackie Chan (1954), and Sun Yat-sen (1866). After him are Sima Qian (-145), Cao Cao (155), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), and Zhuge Liang (181).


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 Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), Xi Jinping (1953), Wu Zetian (624), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).

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