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Drogön Chögyal Phagpa, one of the Five Sakya patriarchs, first Imperial Preceptor of the Yuan dynasty and vice-king of Tibet

Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (Wylie: 'gro mgon chos rgyal 'phags pa, 1235 – 15 December 1280), was the fifth leader of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was also the first Imperial Preceptor of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty, division of the Mongol Empire, and was concurrently named the director of the Bureau of Buddhist and Tibetan Affairs. Historical tradition remembers him as the first vice-ruler of Tibet under the Mongol Khagan as well as one of the Five Sakya patriarchs (Wylie: sa skya gong ma rnam lnga). Although this is historically disputed, he played an important political role.


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Intro  Early life  Entering the service of Kublai Khan  The development of the Phagpa script  Creation of the Sakya-Yuan administrative system  Last years and death  Cultural references  See also  Footnotes  References  

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Drogön Chögyal Phagpa, one of the Five Sakya patriarchs, first Imperial Preceptor of the Yuan dynasty and vice-king of Tibet

Drogön Chögyal Phagpa (Wylie: 'gro mgon chos rgyal 'phags pa, 1235 – 15 December 1280), was the fifth leader of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was also the first Imperial Preceptor of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty, division of the Mongol Empire, and was concurrently named the director of the Bureau of Buddhist and Tibetan Affairs. Historical tradition remembers him as the first vice-ruler of Tibet under the Mongol Khagan as well as one of the Five Sakya patriarchs (Wylie: sa skya gong ma rnam lnga). Although this is historically disputed, he played an important political role.


Drogön Chögyal Phagpa sections
Intro  Early life  Entering the service of Kublai Khan  The development of the Phagpa script  Creation of the Sakya-Yuan administrative system  Last years and death  Cultural references  See also  Footnotes  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Early life
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