European link to the Mongols
European royal link to the Mongols
- Todd Farmerie posted on Mar 5, 2007 to Gen-Medieval "Subj: Re: European link to the Mongols" that two royal-Mongol gateways are Basarab of Wallachia, and some ancestress of Ivan the Terrible of Russia. Todd also states that Vlad the Impaler was a Basarab.
- Paul Heath posted on Mar 5, 2007 to Gen-Medieval "Subj: Re: European link to the Mongols" quoting Moncrieffe (HRH, page 84): "... Kutyen Khan took refuge in Hungary ... and married his daughter to King Bela IV's son, the future King Stephen V ..." And again quoting Moncreiffe (HRH, page 101): "... There seems no reason, therefore, to doubt that 'Thocomerius', father of Basarab the Great, Prince of Valachia 1310-38, was one of two contemporary Tatar princes both named Toktemir in that area, both great-grandsons of prince Juchi, first Khan of the Golden Horde (died 1224) ..."
- Paul Heath (op cit) also, quoting Warnes (Chronicle of the Russian Tsars, page 29): "... the grand prince married Yelena Glinskaya, a 23-year-old princess of Tatar descent ... Their first child, Ivan ..." And again quoting Warnes (Chronicle of the Russian Tsars, page 44): "... Ivan announced that he was abdicating ... Simeon Bekbulatovich, a descendant of Genghis Khan, was enthroned as tsar ... Ivan resumed the tsardom once the year was over, and pensioned off Simeon by making him grand prince of Tver."
- Don Stone posted on Mar 5, 2007 to Gen-Medieval "Subj: Re: European link to the Mongols" This report on Wagner's Pedigree 44 (Atlantic to Pacific, 1274) is correct. The last marriage connection on the Pacific side is Maria (illegitimate daughter of Michael VIII Palaeologus), who married Abaka, Ilkhan of Persia, nephew of Kubla Khan.