- 1216–94, khan c1260–94: founder of the Mongol dynasty in China (grandson of Genghis Khan).
Also Ku·bi·lai Khan [koo-bi-lahy] /ˈku bɪˌlaɪ/, Kubla Khan.
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Kublai-khan reigned supreme emperor of the Mongals from 1259 to 1294, in which last year he died at eighty years of age.
I now propose to relate the great and marvellous acts of Kublai-khan, the great emperor of the Tartars.
Kublai-Khan, using a Chinese device, got possession of all the gold and silver and issued paper.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
- ?1216–94, Mongol emperor of China: grandson of Genghis Khan. He completed his grandfather's conquest of China by overthrowing the Sung dynasty (1279) and founded the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)
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