Kublai Khan


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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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Noun1.Kublai Khan - Mongolian emperor of China and grandson of Genghis Khan who completed his grandfather's conquest of ChinaKublai Khan - Mongolian emperor of China and grandson of Genghis Khan who completed his grandfather's conquest of China; he establish the Yuan dynasty and built a great capital on the site of modern Beijing where he received Marco Polo (1216-1294)
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In Cordier's new edition we find a note which is very significant concerning the name Xanadu (even if Coleridge had no access to this information), here spelled Sandu and shown to have been used by Marco Polo in the variants Ciandu or Chandu (see also Polo 1871i: 263ff), which derive from the Chinese form Shang-tu (modern Shangdu), for which Kublai Khan opted as a name for his magnificent city and summer residence: