Muhammad Yaqub Bek was a Khoqandi ruler of Yettishar during his invasion of Xinjiang from 1865 to 1877.
22 Facts About Yaqub Beg
In English-language literature, the name Yaqub Beg has been spelt as Yakub Beg, Yakoob Beg or Ya`qub Beg.
Ya`qub is an Arabic analogue of Jacob, and Yaqub Beg is a Turkic noble title.
Yaqub Beg's forefathers had lived in the mountainous part of Karategin before moving to Dehbid, near Samarkand.
Yaqub Beg's father, Pur Muhhammad, was born in Samarkand and completed his education in Khojent, later working as a qadi at Piskent.
Yakub Yaqub Beg was born in the town of Pskente, in the Khanate of Kokand.
However, Yaqub Beg quickly became bored and returned to Piskent where he obtained a minor job under the general Ghadai Bai.
Yaqub Beg later worked under the governor of Khojent, Muhhammad Karim Khaska.
In 1847, Nar Muhhammad succeeded Kashka as governor of Tashkent, and Yaqub Beg was appointed as Yaqub Beg of Chinaz.
Yaqub Beg was involved in the complex factional shifts of the Khanate of Kokand.
Yaqub Beg was recalled back to Tashkent where he was promoted to the rank of military officer with the title of Baturbashi.
The Kyrgyz, or Kazakh Sadic Yaqub Beg, entered Kashgar but were unable to take the citadel and were sent to Tashkent as a Khoja to become ruler.
Yaqub Beg joined by Yakub Beg, left Kokand with 68 men, and crossed the border of China in January 1865.
Sadic Yaqub Beg, defeated by Yakub Yaqub Beg, was driven beyond the mountains.
Yaqub Beg next besieged the Chinese at Yangi Hissar for 40 days and massacred the garrison.
Sadic Yaqub Beg reappeared, was defeated, and talked into becoming an ally.
Yaqub Beg was confined for 18 months, exiled to Tibet, and later found his way to Kokand.
The Tarim Basin was conquered by Yaqub Beg acting as a Khoqandi foreigner and not as a local.
Yaqub Beg entered into relations and signed treaties with the Russian Empire and Great Britain, but failed in trying to get their support for his invasion.
Yaqub Beg was given the title of "Athalik Ghazi, Champion Father of the Faithful" by the Amir of Bokhara in 1866.
Yaqub Beg makes an appearance in the second half of George Macdonald Fraser's novel Flashman at the Charge.
Bolum, which praised the Sharia implemented by Yaqub Beg and cited him as an upholder of Jihad, attacking the Qing.