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'''Möngke Khan''' (11 January 1209 – 11 August 1259), was the fourth Great Khan of the [[Mongol Empire]], ruling from July 1, 1251, to August 11, 1259. As the eldest son of [[Genghis Khan]], the first Great Khan from the Toluid dynasty and made significant reforms to improve the administration of the Empire during his reign. Under Möngke, the Mongols conquered [[Iraq]] and [[Syria]] and pushed forward their [[Mongol conquest of China|conquest]] of [[China]].
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'''Möngke Khan''' (11 January 1209 – 11 August 1259), was the fourth Great Khan of the [[Mongol Empire]], ruling from July 1, 1251 to August 11, 1259. As the eldest son of [[Genghis Khan]], the first Great Khan from the Toluid dynasty and made significant reforms to improve the administration of the Empire during his reign. Under Möngke, the Mongols conquered [[Iraq]] and [[Syria]] and pushed forward their [[Mongol conquest of China|conquest]] of [[China]].
   
Möngke was also the founder of the [[Mongolian Rite of the Templar Order|Mongolian Rite]] of the [[Templars|Templar Order]], having been taught the Templar ideals by a Templar Knight that was captured during the {{Wiki|Battle of Legnica}}. Some years later, he would induct one of his sons, [[Asutai]] into the Order. The Khan also possessed one of the three prongs of the [[Trident of Eden]] with which he was buried with.<ref name="ACLD">''[[Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants – Tomb of the Khan]]''</ref>
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Möngke was also the founder of the [[Mongolian Rite of the Templar Order|Mongolian Rite]] of the [[Templars|Templar Order]], having been taught the Templar ideals by a Templar Knight that was captured during the {{Wiki|Battle of Legnica}}. Some years later, he would induct one of his sons, [[Asutai]], into the Order. The Khan also possessed one of the three prongs of the [[Trident of Eden]] with which he was buried.<ref name="ACLD">''[[Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants – Tomb of the Khan]]''</ref>
   
On 11 August 1259, Möngke launched an [[Siege of Diaoyu Castle|assault]] on [[Diaoyu Castle]], which was under the Chinese control. During the attack, he was killed by [[Zhang Zhi]], who had sought revenge for her [[Zhang Zhi's father|father]], a Chinese commander, and [[Assassin]] that was killed by [[Bayan]].<ref name="ACLD" />
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On 11 August 1259, Möngke launched an [[Siege of Diaoyu Castle|assault]] on [[Diaoyu Castle]], which was under the Chinese control. During the attack, he was killed by the [[Assassin]] [[Assassin apprentice|apprentice]] [[Zhang Zhi]], who had sought revenge for her [[Zhang Zhi's father|father]], a Chinese commander and Assassin killed by [[Bayan]].<ref name="ACLD" /> The death of Möngke left the Mongol Empire divided, igniting two civil wars.<ref>''[[Assassin's Creed: Memories]]'' – [[Alexander Nevsky (memory)|Alexander Nevsky]]</ref>
 
The death of Möngke has left the Mongol Empire divided. Not one but two civil wars rage.<ref>''[[Assassin's Creed: Memories]]'' &ndash; [[Alexander Nevsky (memory)|Alexander Nevsky]]</ref>
 
   
 
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Möngke Khan (11 January 1209 – 11 August 1259), was the fourth Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, ruling from July 1, 1251 to August 11, 1259. As the eldest son of Genghis Khan, the first Great Khan from the Toluid dynasty and made significant reforms to improve the administration of the Empire during his reign. Under Möngke, the Mongols conquered Iraq and Syria and pushed forward their conquest of China.

Möngke was also the founder of the Mongolian Rite of the Templar Order, having been taught the Templar ideals by a Templar Knight that was captured during the Battle of Legnica. Some years later, he would induct one of his sons, Asutai, into the Order. The Khan also possessed one of the three prongs of the Trident of Eden with which he was buried.[1]

On 11 August 1259, Möngke launched an assault on Diaoyu Castle, which was under the Chinese control. During the attack, he was killed by the Assassin apprentice Zhang Zhi, who had sought revenge for her father, a Chinese commander and Assassin killed by Bayan.[1] The death of Möngke left the Mongol Empire divided, igniting two civil wars.[2]

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