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.

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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.
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.
Best bet on the card is the Malcolm Jefferson-trained Altan Khan (2.
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.
After religious services and festivals, Altan Khan unveiled the manifesto, which stated: (4) "We, Mongols, are powerful because our ancestral race originally descended from the sky, and (Genghis Khan) extended its empire even to China and Tibet.
STEWARDS APPEASED There were inquiries into the running and riding of Lightening Rod and Altan Khan at Doncaster, who were second and third respectively behind Sprinter Sacre, as the stewards said they both appeared to be tenderly ridden.
Altan Khan made a successful handicap debut on good ground at Musselburgh in November and, despite being 9lb higher, will take all the beating in the Arfuminute Bulldog Handicap Hurdle.
Jefferson goes one better Malcolm Jefferson, having seen Overbranch finish second to Jeu De Roseau, was delighted as her half-brother Altan Khan gained a wide-margin win on his fencing debut under Dougie Costello in the 2m handicap chase.
IT was surprising to see Altan Khan allowed to take his chance at Musselburgh on rain-softened ground and also to see him go off favourite.