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The Chūbānids were a family of Mongol amīrs descended from Sorqan Shīra of the Suldūz (Suldus). Sorqan Shīra saved the life of Chinggis Khān (Genghis Khan) in his youth, when the latter was captured by the Tayichiʾut tribe. The Chūbānids became a leading family in the Īlkhānate and continued to be a dominant force after the collapse of the state on the death of its last ruler, Abū Saʿīd. They established a short-lived successor state (1335–58) to the Mongol Īlkhānate.

The namesake of the Chūbānids was Amīr Chūbān or Chūbān Noyan (d. 728/1327), a capable general in the Īlkhā…

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May, Timothy, “Chūbānids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24622>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305762, 2016, 2016-3

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