Emperors of the Yuan Dynasty

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Emperors of the Yuan Dynasty

Emperors of the Yuan Dynasty
 
Order
Name
Notes
Period of Reign
1
Taizu
(Borjigin Temujin)
Also known as Genghis Khan the great military leader; Temujin founded the great Mongolian Empire, with his territory stretching across the entire Eurasian Continent.
1206 - 1227
2
Ruizong
(Borjigin Tolui)
The fourth son of Temujin, he governed the empire for two years after Temujin died
1227 - 1229
3
Taizong
(Borjigin Ögedei)
The third son of Temujin; during his reign, he formed an alliance with the Southern Song to fight against Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234).
1229 - 1241
4
Empress Zhaoci
(Töregene Khâtûn)
After the death of Taizong, a grandson of Temujin was due to succeed the throne, but the empress Zhaoci usurped the throne.
1241 - 1246
5
Dingzong
(Borjigin Güyük)
The eldest son of Taizong
1246 - 1248
6
Empress Qinshu
(Oghul Ghaymish)
Empress of Dingzong; she ruled for three years after the death of Dingzong .
1248 - 1251
7
Xianzong
(Borjigin Möngke)
During his reign, the Yuan army began to fight against the Southern Song (1127 - 1279). In 1259, he died while on march.
1251 - 1259
Emperors of the Yuan Dynasty
8
Yuan Shizu
(Borjigin Kublai)
Grandson of Genghis Khan, and founder of the Yuan Dynasty. He moved the capital of the Yuan Dynasty to Beijing and settled there. In 1279, he defeated the Southern Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).
1260 - 1294
9
Yuan Chengzong (Borjigin Temür)
Grandson of Kublai Khan; a conventional emperor
1295 - 1307
10
Yuan Wuzong
(Borjigin Qayshan)
Nephew of Chengzong
1308 - 1311
11
Yuan Renzong
(Borjigin Ayurparibhadra)
Younger brother of Wuzong; he ascended the throne after Wuzong died
1312 - 1320
12
Yuan Yingzong
(Borjigin Suddhipala)
Son of Renzong; he was killed by political enemies in a coup.
1321 - 1323
13
Taiding Di
(Borjigin Yesün-Temür)
Grandson of Kublai Khan; an unremarkable emperor
1324 - 1328
14
Tianshun Di
(Borjigin Arigaba)
The youngest son of Taiding Di; he was placed on the throne following a coup, but ruled for only a month.
1328
15
Yuan Wenzong
(Borjigin Toq-Temür)
The second son of Wuzong; he died of illness in 1332.
1328 - 1332
16
Yuan Mingzong
(Borjigin Qoshila)
The eldest son of Wuzhong; He was poisoned by Wenzong and reigned for only eight months.
1329
17
Yuan Ningzong
(Borjigin Irinchibal)
The second son of Mingzong; after ruling for less than two months, he died of illness.
1332
18
Yuan Huizong
(Borjigin Toghan-Temür)
The eldest son of Mingzong; during his reign, the Hongjinjun Uprising broke out and subsequently the capital was captured by Zhu Yuanzhang.
1333 - 1368
 
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