Ögedei Khan, born Ögedei (also Ogodei, Mongolian: ᠦᠭᠦᠳᠡᠢ, Chinese: 窩闊台 7 November 1186 – 11 December 1241), was the third son of Genghis Khan and second Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, succeeding his father. He continued the expansion of the empire that his father had begun, and was a world figure when the Mongol Empire reached its farthest extent west and south during the Mongol invasions of Europe and East Asia.<ref>John Joseph Saunders The History of the Mongol Conquests, p.74</ref> Like all of Genghis' primary sons, he participated extensively in conquests in China, Iran, and Central Asia.
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Intro Background Ascendancy to Supreme Khan World conquests Administration Karakorum Character Aftermath of \u00d6gedei's death Children Ancestry Memorial See also Notes References External links
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