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Arghūn Khān
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Arghūn Khān (d. 690/1291), was the son of Abāqā Khān (q.v.), grandson of Hūlāgū (Hülegü) Khān, and the fourth Īlkhānid Mongol ruler of Persia. He was Abāqā’s eldest son by Qaymish Īqāchī (Qaitmish Igechi). Of the sources written close to his time, only Rashīd al-Dīn’s Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh gives a date as well as a place of birth for him: 660/1262 near Baylaqān (vol. 2, pp. 1150–1152). The same author, however, also states that he died at the age of thirty-three, which would place his year of birth as 657/1259 (cf. Naṭanzī, 149, who cites 652/1254 as the date of his birth).

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Rezazadeh Langaroodi, Reza and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Arghūn Khān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0294>
First published online: 2015

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