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Chepe or Chepe Noyan or Jebe or Jebe Noyan or Jebei or Jebei Noyan ( , Zev; died 1225) was one of the prominent generals of Genghis Khan. His clan was Besud, which belonged to the Taichud tribe, which was at the time of Genghis Khan under Targudai Khiriltug's leadership.

When Genghis Khan attacked this tribe, Jebe was said, according to The Secret History of Mongols (one of the prime sources related to the life of Genghis Khan and his followers) to have shot and injured Genghis Khan's horse in the neck during the battle. After the battle Genghis Khan asked the defeated to reveal who shot "his horse" in the neck (euphemizing his own injury as his horse's in an apparent attempt to conceal his injury, or, possibly, to prevent false confessions). Jebe is said to have voluntarily confessed that he shot Genghis Khan himself and not his horse, and further said, that "if Genghis Khan desired to kill him, it was his choice, but if he would let him live, he would serve Genghis Khan loyally". Genghis Khan, in his own usual custom, highly valued honesty and loyalty in his soldiers and so, in the traditions of nomadic chivalry, pardoned him and praised him on this account. He then gave him a new name "Jebe", which means both "arrow" and "rust" in Mongolian. Jebe was not his birth-given name (Zurgadai), but a nickname based on this occasion.

Jebe is further known to have become one of the best and most loyal commanders of Genghis Khan in later conquests. His ability as a general puts him in one rank with Subutai ba'atur.

After Jebe scored great victories over Kuchlug of Kara-Khitan, Genghis Khan himself was said to be jealous and was afraid Jebe would rebel against him. When rumors reached Jebe, he immediately returned to where Genghis Khan was and offered 100 white horses (the same kind of horse that Genghis Khan was riding when Jebe shot the horse) as a sign of loyalty. From then on Genghis Khan never doubted this skilled general again.

He likely died on his way back from the conquests of Kievan Rus. He had made the legendary raid around the Caspian Seamarker where he and Subutai defeated the Kievan Rus' at the Battle of the Kalka Rivermarker, which preceded the conquest of Kievan Rus, and left an indelible mark on history with his conquests in Chinamarker, the conquest of Central Asia, and into Europe at Kiev and the Rus.


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