Ogadai

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Ogadai

 

Born October 1186; died December 1241. Mongol great khan from 1229 to 1241; third son and successor of Genghis Khan. During Ogadai’s reign Mongol feudal lords completed the conquest of North China and conquered Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan; Batu also mounted campaigns of conquest in Eastern Europe. During the same period the Mongols organized a postal service, using way stations, conducted a census of the population, and completed construction on the capital city of Karakorum.

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