Tokta

Tokta

 

(also Togtu). Date of birth unknown; died circa 1312. Khan of the Golden Horde. Son of Möngke-Temür; great-grandson of Batu.

After being exiled by his cousins in 1288, Tokta returned in 1291 to assume the throne with the aid of Nogai. A struggle soon ensued between Tokta and Nogai. In 1293, seeking to eliminate Nogai’s influence in the Russian principalities, Tokta dispatched an army to Rus’; these troops, known as the Diudenev host, destroyed 14 cities. In 1300, Tokta won a decisive victory over Nogai and gained control of all the territory from the Volga to the Don. He died while preparing for another incursion into Russian domains.

REFERENCE

Nasonov, A. N. Mongoly i Rus’. Moscow-Leningrad, 1940.
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