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Sorghaghtani Beki

1190 - 1252

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Sorghaghtani Beki (Mongolian: Сорхагтани Бэхи/ᠰᠣᠷᠬᠠᠭᠲᠠᠨᠢ ᠪᠡᠬᠢ; Chinese: 唆魯禾帖尼) or Bekhi (Bek(h)i is a title), also written Sorkaktani, Sorkhokhtani, Sorkhogtani, Siyurkuktiti (c. 1190 – 1252), posthumous name Empress Xianyi Zhuangsheng (Chinese: 顯懿莊聖皇后; pinyin: Xiǎnyì Zhuāngshèng Huánghòu), was a Keraite princess and daughter-in-law of Genghis Khan. Married to Tolui, Genghis' youngest son, Sorghaghtani Beki became one of the most powerful and competent people in the Mongol Empire. She made policy decisions at a pivotal moment that led to the transition of the Mongol Empire towards a more cosmopolitan and sophisticated style of administration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sorghaghtani Beki has received more than 333,816 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Sorghaghtani Beki is the 166th most popular nobleman (down from 159th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Mongolia and the most popular Mongolian Nobleman.

Sorghaghtani Beki is most famous for being the mother of Mahmud of Ghazni, the ruler of the Ghaznavid Empire.

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  • 25

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  • 8.36

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  • 2.14

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Among noblemen, Sorghaghtani Beki ranks 166 out of 842Before her are Ramesses IX, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Daniel of Moscow, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria. After her are Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia, Béla II of Hungary, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, and Archduchess Anna of Austria.

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Among people born in 1190, Sorghaghtani Beki ranks 2Before her is Pope Clement IV. After her are Sundiata Keita, Vincent of Beauvais, Jordan of Saxony, Maria of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress, Władysław Odonic, Theodora Angelina, Theobald VI, Count of Blois, and Indravarman II. Among people deceased in 1252, Sorghaghtani Beki ranks 5Before her are Blanche of Castile, Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Ferdinand III of Castile, and Abel, King of Denmark. After her are Isabella, Queen of Armenia, Peter of Verona, Rose of Viterbo, Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Bohemond V of Antioch, Sviatoslav III of Vladimir, and Zdislava Berka.

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In Mongolia

Among people born in Mongolia, Sorghaghtani Beki ranks 15 out of 63Before her are Berke (1209), Ariq Böke (1219), Abaqa Khan (1234), Jebe (1137), Damdin Sükhbaatar (1893), and Toghrul (1130). After her are Altan Khan (1507), Baydu (1300), Esen Taishi (1407), Muqali (1170), Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal (1916), and 4th Dalai Lama (1589).

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