Sarrtak Khan was born 1225 to Batu Khan (1207-1255) and Borakchin Khatun (c1210-1257) and died 1256 of unspecified causes.

File:Alexander Nevsky & Sartaq Khan.jpg
Sartak Khan and Aleksandr Nevsky
Reign 1256
Coronation 1256
Full name Sartak Khan
Born Borakshin Khatun

1256 (1256

Predecessor Batu Khan
Successor Ulaghchi Khan
Offspring Feodora Sartakovna (c1240-1273)
Ulaghchi Khan
Royal House Borjigin
Dynasty Golden Horde
Father Batu Khan
Mother Borakchin Khatun
Religious beliefs Christianity [1]

Sartak (or Sartaqk, Sartach, Mongolian: Сартаг, Template:Lang-tt) Khan (c1225-1256) was the son of Batu Khan and Borakshin Khatun of Alchi Tatar.[2] Sartak succeeded Batu Khan as khan of the Golden Horde.

In 1252, Aleksandr Nevsky met with Sartak at Sarai. Aleksandr Nevsky received the yarlyk (license) to become Grand Prince of Vladimir-Suzdal in vassalage to theKipchak Khanate. According to Lev Gumilev he became Sartak's anda (sworn brother, probably akin to blood brother) and an adopted son of Batu Khan.[3]

Sartak's reign as khan of the Golden Horde was short-lived. He died in 1256 before returning from Möngke Khan's court in Karakorum, less than one year after his father, probably having been poisoned by his uncles Berke Khan and Berkhchir. Sartak was succeeded by his son Ulaghchi Khan briefly in 1257, before his uncle Berke Khan succeeded to the throne.

Sartak's daughter Feodora Sartakovna (c1240-1273) was the wife of Gleb Vasilkovich Prince of Beloozero, a grandson of Konstantin Vsevolodovich of Rostov.



See also


  • Grousset, René (1938). L'Empire des Steppes. 


  1. ^ "Early in 1253 a report reached Acre that one of the Mongol princes, Sartak, son of Batu Khan, had been converted to Christianity", Runciman, p.280. See Aleksandr Nevsky for details.
  2. ^ Rashid al-Din - Universal History, see: Tale of Jochids
  3. ^ Searching for an Imaginary Kingdom

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Sartak Khan (c1225-1256)
House of Borjigin (1206–1634)
Died: 1256
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Batu Khan
Khan of the Blue Horde and Golden Horde
Succeeded by
Ulaghchi Khan


Offspring of Sarrtak Khan and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Feodora Sartakovna (c1240-1273) 1240 20 December 1273 Gleb Vasilkovich of Beloozero (1237-1278)
Ulaghchi Khan (c1247-1257)



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