Mongols in World History | Asia for Educators

Ögödei (1185-1241)
Chinggis Khan's Third Son and Successor

Ögödei, the first to designate himself the "Great Khan," ruled the Mongol empire from 1229 to 1241 and presided over the greatest expansion of the empire. Under his rule, the Mongols incorporated North China, much of Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and parts of Persia and reached all the way to Hungary and Poland in the West.