Mongolian Warrior Princess Khutulun

Marco Polo described the Mongolian princess Khutulun as a superb warrior, and related the way she could ride into enemy ranks and snatch a captive to the way a hawk swoops down to catch prey. Her father wanted to name her as the next khan, but was not allowed because she was a woman.


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Khutulun was famous for darting into enemy ranks, snatching an enemy off his horse and riding back with her captive. 00:39

  2. Khutulun insisted any men who wished to marry her had to beat her in wrestling or forfeit 100 horses to her. 01:04

  3. Her father wanted to name Khutulun the next khan in the 13th century, but was not allowed because she was a woman. 01:39

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