Kublai Khan

[ koo-blahy kahn ]

  1. 1216–94, khan c1260–94: founder of the Mongol dynasty in China (grandson of Genghis Khan).

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  • Also Ku·bi·lai Khan [koo-bi-lahy], /ˈku bɪˌlaɪ/, Kubla Khan.

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Kublai Khan

/ (ˈkuːblaɪ ˈkɑːn) /

  1. ?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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