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Batu Khan

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Batu Khan (d. 1255 A.D.), Mongol conqueror of Russia, grandson of Genghis Khan. He ruled the westernmost part of the Mongol Empire and threatened eastern Europe from 1235 to 1242. He founded the khanate of the Golden Horde that ruled southern Russia for 200 years, isolating it from western European developments.

See also: Mongol Empire.

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