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Kublai Khan

Line breaks: Ku¦blai Khan
Pronunciation: /ˌkuːblʌɪ ˈkɑːn
 
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  • (1215–94), Mongol emperor of China, grandson of Genghis Khan. With his brother Mangu (then Mongol Khan) he conquered southern China (1252-9). After Mangu’s death in 1259 he completed the conquest of China, founded the Yuan dynasty, and established his capital on the site of modern Beijing.

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