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Kuthan, Khan of the Cumans

Male - 1241

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  • Name Kuthan  
    Suffix Khan of the Cumans 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1241  Pest, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I13302  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 

    +1. Erszebet of Kumania   d. Aft 1290
    +2. (Unknown) of the Cumans
    Family ID F8354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 

  • Notes 
    • Also called Köten, Kutan, Kuthens, Kotyan, Kotjan, Koteny, Kötöny, Kuethan, Zayhan, and Jonas, he was the leader of the Kipchaks, a Turkic people called Cumans by the Byzantines, Kun by the Hungarians, and Polovtsy by the Russians. They were a shamanist Turko-Mongol tribe which controlled the steppes above the Sea of Azov.

      From Wikipedia: "Köten (Russian: ?????, Hungarian: Kötöny, Arabic: Kutan?; fl. 1223–41) was a Cuman–Kipchak chieftain (khan) and military commander active in the mid-13th century. He forged an important alliance with the Kievan Rus against the Mongols but was ultimately defeated by them at the Kalka River. After the Mongol victory in 1238, Köten led 40,000 'huts' to Hungary, where he became an ally of the Hungarian king and accepted Catholicism, but was nonetheless assassinated by the Hungarian nobility."

      Said to have been the son of a Suthoi, Khan of the Kumans.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., year only.