Visual Timeline: Mongke Khan
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1236 CE - 1242 CE: Multiple Mongol armies attack western Asia, Russia, Poland, and Hungary.
1251 CE: Batu Khan and the Jochid-Toluid kurultai declare Mongke Great Khan of the Mongols.
1251 CE - 1259 CE: Reign of Mongke Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1253 CE - 1255 CE: The Franciscan missionary and chronicler William of Rubruck visits the Mongol Empire, including the capital Karakorum.
1253 CE - 1260 CE: A Mongol army led by Hulegu invades Persia and the Middle East.
1256 CE: The Mongols defeat the Ismailis (aka the Assassins) in Persia.
1257 CE: The Mongols invade Vietnam.
1257 CE: The Mongols conquer the Dali kingdom in southern China.
1258 CE: An uprising restores the monarchy in Korea and makes peace with the Mongol Empire.
1258 CE: The Mongols conquer the Abbasid Caliphate. During this campaign there is the infamous sacking of Baghdad and murder of the caliph.
1259 CE: Death of Mongke Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire.
1259 CE: The Mongols besiege and capture Aleppo in Syria.