28 Facts About Batu Khan


Batu Khan is most cruel in fight; he is very shrewd and extremely crafty in warfare, for he has been waging war for a long time.


Jochi's eldest son, Orda Khan, agreed that Batu should succeed their father.


When Genghis Batu Khan died in 1227, he left 4,000 Mongol men to Jochi's family.


Thereupon Batu Khan divided his army into smaller units, which ransacked fourteen Rus' cities: Rostov, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Kashin, Ksnyatin, Gorodets, Galich, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yuriev-Polsky, Dmitrov, Volokolamsk, Tver, and Torzhok.


Batu Khan sent an envoy to his uncle Ogedei to complain of his cousins' rude behavior.


Batu Khan sent at least five messengers to Bela IV, the King of Hungary, but they were all killed.


Some modern historians speculate that Batu Khan intended primarily to assure his flanks were safe for the future from possible interference from the Europeans, and partially as a precursor to further conquest.


Batu Khan was the overall leader, but Subutai was the actual commander in the field and as such was present in both the northern and southern campaigns against Rus'.


Batu Khan wanted to continue the war, but Subutai reminded him of the law of Yassa.


On his return Batu Khan summoned the Grand prince Yaroslav II of Vladimir to meet him.


Yaroslav was well received by Batu Khan, who confirmed him as suzerain over the other Russian princes, and gave him authority of Kiev.


Plano Carpini, who got approval from Batu to go further, noted that the Great Khan's aunt was executed.


Batu Khan had commissaries in the various towns where the dependent Russian princes and other princes held their courts.


Batu Khan, addressing him, said "You have for a long time refused to come, but have effaced your ill conduct by your obedience" and saluted him with a draught of airag.


Batu Khan supported David VI and granted him the rights above the Georgian and Armenian nobles and the Mongol tammachis.


When Guyuk summoned Batu Khan to appear before him, Batu Khan moved slowly.


An opportunity had arrived for deposing the House of Ogedei from the overlordship of the Mongols, and Batu Khan was determined to avail himself of it.


When Batu was ill, Mongke Khan went to the Ulus of Jochi to greet him as his mother Sorghagtani advised.


At last, Batu Khan called a kurultai on his own territory in 1250.


The kurultai offered the throne to Batu Khan who had no interest in promoting himself as the new Grand Khan.


Batu Khan sent Mongke under the protection of his brothers, Berke and Tukhtemur, and his son Sartaq to assemble a formal kurultai at Kodoe Aral in the heartland.


Mongke sent Buri to Batu Khan who had him executed by Buri's opponent general.


Batu Khan dispatched a large Jochid delegation to participate in Hulagu's expedition in the Middle East.


Batu Khan left the affairs of state to his son, Sartaq, before dying in 1255.


Batu Khan was approximately five feet and seven inches tall, and had at least four children:.


Batu Khan's mother Ukhaa ujin belonged to the Mongol Onggirat clan while his chief khatun Boraqchin was an Alchi-Tatar.


Long after the expulsion of the Yuan dynasty from China to Mongolia, and the fall of Ilkhanate in Middle East, the descendants of Batu Khan continued to rule the steppes in what is Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan.


Batu Khan's line ruled the Jochid Ulus until 1360, a century after Berke's death in 1264.