Hulagu Khan (ca. ) was a Mongol conqueror and the founder of the dynasty of the Il-Khans of Iran. He also suppressed the Ismaili sect and defeated . fifth son of Tolui (and thus grandson of Čengiz Khan) and founder of the R. E. Latham, London and New York, , index s.v. “Hulagu”). Hulagu Khan Destroyed Thousands Of Priceless Ancient Books Kept In The House Of Wisdom In Baghdad. | June 21, | Ancient History.

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Hulagu’s dynasty unified much of Iran following several-hundred years of political fragmentation. Genghis Khan did not invade far into the Muslim world, but the Great Khan, Mongke, put his brother Hulagu Khan in charge of an army whose goals were to conquer MesopotamiaPersia, Syria, and Egypt, as well as to destroy the Abbasid Caliphate.

The Mamluks took advantage of the weakened state of Kitbuqa’s forces. A Christian Mass was celebrated in the Halakj Mosque of the Umayyads the former cathedral of Saint John the BaptistRichardand numerous mosques were profaned. Hulagu with his Kerait queen Doquz Khatun. Ancient History Facts Jul 26, Alternatively, it has been halakh that the logistical limitations of Syria, that is, the lack of pastureland and water, compelled him to evacuate the country with the approach of summer Morgan, Hulagu suffered a severe defeat in an attempted invasion north of the Caucasus in At the city’s peak, it was populated by approximately one million people and was defended by an army of 60, soldiers.

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Baghdad was a depopulated, ruined city for several centuries and only gradually hkan some of its former glory. Hulagu left behind only two tumens 20, men under the leadership of his favorite general Naiman Kitbuqa Noyan, a Nestorian Christian. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Citizens attempted to flee, but were intercepted by Mongol soldiers who killed in abundance, sparing neither women nor children. The Mongols broke free of the trap and even mounted a temporarily successful counterattack, but their numbers had been depleted to the point that the outcome was inevitable.

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The Mongols executed Al-Musta’sim and massacred many residents of the city, which was left greatly depopulated. Why not save the best library in the world which included documentary record of the various Governments of Islam from the Prophet Blessings be upon him to that day. Berke Khan, a Muslim convert, had promised retribution hallaku his rage after Hulagu’s halamu of Baghdad and allied himself with the Mamluks.


With him were the King of Armenia and the Prince of Antioch. The Polos set out along the Silk Road during his rule; their journey substantially contributed to East-West cultural exchange. Hulagu sent multiple communications to Europe, in an attempt to establish a Franco-Mongol alliance against the Muslims.

Sorghaghtani successfully navigated Mongol politics, arranging for all of her sons to become Mongol leaders. After all it was the instruction of the Holy Prophet Blessings of Allah be upon himthat written record be kept of all transactions and doings. Further raids on Irbil and other regions of the caliphate became nearly annual occurrences. Mosques, palaces, libraries, hospitals — grand buildings that had been the work of generations — were burned to the ground.

However, hastily assembled these troops were poorly equipped and poorly disciplined. Featured Stories Jul 3, Many halak accounts detailed the cruelties of the Mongol conquerors. Their rule is usually dated from to The Mongols, for their part, attempted to form a Frankish-Mongol alliance with or at least, demand the submission of the remnant of the Crusader Kingdom of Halakku, now centered on Acre, but Pope Alexander IV had forbidden such an alliance.

Siege of Baghdad (1258)

Early in the attack on the city commenced. At that moment Mongke Khan died, so Lhan, as an heir and potential Great Khan, was obliged to return to Mongolia for the election of a new Khan. For the rest of the century, the Mongols would attempt other invasions of Syria, but never be able to hold territory for more than a few halakj. Ket-buqa was left in control of Syria with the troops originally assigned to him.

However, Great Khan Mongke had died in laterequiring Hulagu to return Karakorum to engage in the decision on who the next Great Khan would be. Views Read Edit View history.

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Almost immediately, a smaller raiding force, perhaps numbering 6, horsemen, was dispatched to northern Syria.

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The caliph Al-Musta’sim was captured and forced to watch as his citizens were murdered and his treasury plundered. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The caliph tried to negotiate but was refused. Timeline of the Mongol Empire. The citizens of the ancient capital of the Caliphate saw for the first time for six centuries three Christian potentates ride in triumph through their streets,” Runciman Adopting Islamthey oversaw what has been described as a Renaissance in Iran.

After the succession was settled and his brother Kublai Khan was established as Great Khan, Hulagu returned to his lands by The Mongol siege of AD began in mid-January and lasted just two weeks.

Al-Musta’sim refused, in large part due to the influence of his advisor and grand vizier, Ibn al-Alkami. Hulagu had at least three children: The invasion effectively destroyed the Ayyubids, which was until then a powerful dynasty that had ruled large parts of the LevantEgyptand the Arabian Peninsula.

Hulagu Khan laid the foundations of the Ilkhanate and thus paved the way for the later Safavid dynastic state, and ultimately the modern country of Iran.

The very man who destroyed Islamic Archives, in his very next generation, we see conversion to Islam. Ideologie und GeschichteBeirut,pp. However, halauk thirteenth century did see a vogue of Mongol things in the West.

It was essential to destroy same so that different innovations be introduced through imagined and created stories about the past. Hulagu returned to his lands byafter the succession was finally settled with his brother Kublai Khan established as Great Khan. She is said to have refused unless he converted to Islam, to which he acquiesced. The attacking Mongols broke dikes and flooded the ground behind the caliph’s army, khna them.