Subdivisions of the Mongol Empire
The map to the left depicts the four subdivisions of the Mongol Empire after 1300 (after Genghis Khan's death).
Golden Horde 1240's - 1502
The Golden Horde was founded by Batu Khan, the son of Jochi Khan and grandson of Genghis Khan. After Batu's death in 1255 the Golden Horde thrived for an entire century until 1359 when their Khan, Berti Beg was assassinated by his brother. The region descended into an era of war and suffering. In 1502 the remnants of the Golden Horde met their demise at the hands of the Kingdom of Poland.
Chagatai Khanate 1225 - 1340's
The Chagatai Khanate was a Mongol khanate comprised of lands ruled by Chagatai Khan. The land was recognised as a sovereignty of the Mongol Empire between the years of 1206 and 1270 as well as 1304 and 1368.
Yuan Dynasty 1271 - 1368
The Great Yuan was founded by Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan in 1271. Kublai Khan ruled the empire until his death in 1294. The dynasty would survive for 72 more years under the rule of 10 more Great Khans.
Ilkhanate 1236 - 1335
The Ilkhanate was a region ruled by the Hulagu Khan, the grandson of Genhis Khan. Hulagu's armies swept across the middle east concurring territory after territory until he was forced to leave his soldiers to attend the selection of a new Khan. The forces he left behind to continue the Mongol advance were stopped in Palestine by Mamluks of Egypt.