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Kublai Khan

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Birthday
23, 1215
Birthplace
Mongolia
DEATH DATE
Feb 18, 1294 (78)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1215
Birthplace
Mongolia
DEATH DATE
Feb 18, 1294 (78)

About

Fifth Khagan of the Mongol Empire and founder of China's Yuan Dynasty and became the first Yuan ruler of the whole of China.

Before Fame

He became fascinated with Chinese culture in his youth and studied with a Buddhist monk and a Chinese poet. His father passed away at the age of 17, leaving his grandfather to raise him.

Trivia

He helped to establish trade routes between Asia and Europe.

Family Life

He was the grandson of Genghis Khan.

Associated With

Khan's garden at Xanadu (in Mongolia) became the subject of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous poem "Kubla Khan."