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Ku·blai Khan

 (ko͞o′blī kän′) also Ku·bla Khan (-blə) 1215-1294.
Mongol emperor (1260-1294) and founder of the Mongol dynasty in China. A grandson of Genghis Khan, he conquered the Song dynasty (1279) and established a great capital, now Beijing, where he received Marco Polo (1275-1292).

Kublai Khan

(ˈkuːblaɪ ˈkɑːn)
n
(Biography) ?1216–94, Mongol emperor of China: grandson of Genghis Khan. He completed his grandfather's conquest of China by overthrowing the Sung dynasty (1279) and founded the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Ku•blai Khan

(ˈku blaɪ ˈkɑn)

also Ku′bla Khan′

(ˈku blə)
n.
1216–94, khan c1260–94: founder of the Mongol dynasty in China (grandson of Genghis Khan).
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One such example of this aberration was Kubilai Khan's order to get Korea involved in his Japan campaigns in 1274 and 1281.
A la fin du XIIIe siecle, le celebre explorateur Marco Polo racontait que le grand empereur mongol Kubilai Khan avait pour habitude de revenir de Pekin accompagne de 10.
He spent decades in the Chinese court, becoming fast friends with the Emperor Kubilai Khan (grandson of Genghis) before returning home as a middle-aged man.