Khutulun Great Female Warrior Of The Mongol Empire

Kaidu wanted to name her the next khan following his death, but under heavy pressure from her fourteen brothers, he relented. Instead, he named her brother Orus as the next ruler. Khutulun agreed to throw her political support behind Orus in exchange for a position as the commander of the military. The pair maintained an alliance until her death from unknown causes in 1306.