Tode Mongke

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Tuda Möngke
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Tuda Mengu leading the warriors of the Golden Horde (Mughal painting)
Khan of the Golden Horde
Western Half (Blue Horde)
Predecessor Mongke Temur
Successor Tole Buqa
House Borjigin
Dynasty Golden Horde
Father Toqoqan
MotherKöchü Khatun
Religion Islam
Coinage of Tode Mongke (Mengu). AH 679-687 AD 1280-1287 Qrim (Crimea) mint Golden Horde. Tode Mongke (Mengu). AH 679-687 AD 1280-1287 Qrim (Crimea) mint.jpg
Coinage of Töde Möngke (Mengu). AH 679-687 AD 1280-1287 Qrim (Crimea) mint

Tuda Mengu, also known as Tode Mongke and Tudamongke (Mongolian : Тодмөнх, romanized: Todmönkh or Tudamönkh, lit. 'Eternal Brightness'; died 1287), was the khan of the Golden Horde, a division of the Mongol Empire, from 1280 until his death in 1287.



Tode Mongke was the son of Toqoqan (grandson of Batu Khan) and younger full-brother of Mongke Temur. A pious khan, he converted to Islam in 1280. [1] Due to his deep religion, Tudamongke was not aggressive to expand his territory. However, he did keep good contact with Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt against Ilkhanate who was faithless enemy of both states. Rashid Ad-din wrote that he was willing to keep good relations with Kublai khan and released his son Nomoghan to Yuan Court. During his government the influence of Nogai Khan greatly increased in the Golden Horde, and there was a second attack against Hungary in 1284/1285, which was a total disaster for his army. He abdicated in favor to his nephew Tole Buqa in 1287.[ citation needed ]


He had two wives and several concubines: [2]

  1. Ariqachi Khatun (from Khongirad tribe)
    • Or-Menggü
  2. Töre Qutluq Khatun (from Alchi-Tatar tribe)
    • Chechektü
  3. Unknown concubine
    • Töbetei

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  1. Martin, Janet, Medieval Russia, 980-1584, p. 171.
  2. Rashīd al-Dīn Ṭabīb, 1247?-1318. (1971). The successors of Genghis Khan. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 109–110. ISBN   0-231-03351-6. OCLC   160563.

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