Altan Khan

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Altan Khan


(literally, “golden khan”). (1) In the 13th century, the title given by the Mongols to emperors of the Chin dynasty.

(2) In the 16th century, the title of the prince, or amda, of the Türned in southern Mongolia.

(3) In the 17th century, the title given to the princes of the Khotogoit nation of northwestern Mongolia, who were the first in Khalkha (old northern Mongolia) to enter into diplomatic relations with the Russian state. Sholoi Ubashikhuntaizhi, the founder of the Khotogoit dynasty of Altyn khans, received the first Russian ambassador, Vasilii Tiumenets, in 1616. Tiumenets left a detailed description of Sholoi’s kingdom.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Altan Khan invited Sonam Gyatso, who later became third Dalai Lama to Mongolia in 1569 and in 1578.
According to the colophon of the Mongol text, this version was ordered by Ilayuysan Buyan-u Erke Bayayud Bayatur dai qung tayiji, a grandson of Altan Khan of the Turned, and was written down by the monk eos Irgamsu 1= Tib.
ALTAN KHAN, who was beaten nearly 60 lengths when third to the hugely promising Sprinter Sacre in a novice chase at Doncaster on his previous start, gave that form a boost when landing the 2m handicap chase.
CHRIS WRIGHT'S NAP: Altan Khan (3.30pm Musselburgh).
TODAY'S TIPS MUSSELBURGH: 1.00 My Arch, 1.30 Madamlily, 2.00 Maggio, 2.30 King Fingal, 3.00 Momkinzain, 3.30 Altan Khan, 4.00 Reasonable Force.
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS CARLISLE: 2.10 Monarch's Way, 2.45 Quinder Spring, 3.20 Priceless Art, 3.55 Time For Spring, 4.30 Altan Khan, 5.00 Andorn, 5.30 Ebanour.
TOMORROW'S CARLISLE: 2.10 Monarch's Way, 2.45 Emperor Charlie, 3.20 Red Rocco, 3.55 Time For Spring, 4.S 0 Altan Khan, 5.00 Ancient Times, 5.30 Dome Run.
Altan Khan made quite an impact when strolling home by 3 lengths on his chase debut at Sedgefield and he can follow up in the Gen II Ofsted Outstanding Achievement Celebration Handicap Chase (4.30) at Carlisle.
MUSSELBURGH: 1.30 Skint, 2.00 Altan Khan, 2.30 Music Of The Moor, 3.00 Nafaath, 3.35 HUNTERVIEW (NAP), 4.10 Follow The Sun, 4.40 Dark Shadow.
Altan Khan (2.00) can follow up his victory at Musselburgh in November in the two-and-a-half mile handicap hurdle for Malcolm Jefferson.
Best bet on the card is the Malcolm Jefferson-trained Altan Khan (2.00), who showed a good attitude when scoring on his handicap debut here last time, and is bred to improve again over the extra half-mile of today's race.
* If the third Dalai Lama (1543-88) had not traveled through Qinghai on his way to meet the Tumed Altan Khan (1508-82), who titled him "Dalai" in 1577, the third Dalai would not have been able to leave a great religious legacy to the Qinghai region.