Yunus Khan – Khan of Moghulistan

Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Yunus Khan
  • Born: c. 1416
  • Died:  c. 1487
  • Reign: 1462 to 1487
  • Predecessor: Esen Buqa II (Western Moghulistan), Kebek Sultan (Eastern Moghulistan)
  • Successor: Mahmud Khan (Western Moghulistan), Ahmad Alaq (Eastern Moghulistan)
  • Religion: Islam
  • Dynasty: Borjigin
  • Spouse: Aisan Daulat Begum, Shah Begum
  • Father: Uwais Khan
  • Mother: Daulat Sultan Sakanj
  • Famous as: Mogul Khan of Moghulistan

Introduction

Yunus Khan was the Khan of Moghulistan from 1462 until his death in 1487. Many historians identify him with Ḥaji Ali. He was the maternal grandfather of Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire.

Yunus Khan was a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, through his son Chagatai Khan.


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