Altan Khan of The Khalkha

Altan Khan Of The Khalkha

The Altan Khans (lit. Golden Khan) ruled north-western Mongolia from about 1609 to 1691 at the latest. Altan Khan of Khalkha also known as Altan Khan of Khotogoid ruled over the Khotogoids in northwestern Mongolia and belonged to the Left Wing of the Khalkha (Eastern) Mongols. Although they claimed to be Khan, Mongolian chronicles call them Hun Taij, which meant noble rank equal to Prince at that time.

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... Khong Tayiji (Shului Ubasha khongtaiji) (?-1623) was the first to take the name Altyn Khan. 1662 he attacked, captured and put to death his eastern neighbor, the Dzasagtu Khan ... This led the senior Tushetu Khan (Chaghun Dorji) to form a league and drive out the Altan-khan ...