Janibek Khan

Emblem of Kazakhstan
Janibek Khan (Kazakh: Жәнібек хан, Janibek han, جٵنٸبەك حان‎) was a co-founder and the second Khan of Kazakh Khanate from 1473-1480. He was a son of Baraq Khan of the Golden Horde from 1422 to 1427. Baraq Khan's father was Koirichak, grandson of Urus Khan who was also a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan's son Juchi Khan, Juchi Khan's son Tukai-Timur, Tukai-Timur's son Uz-Timur, Uz-Timur's son Khodja, Khodja's son Badakun-Uglan, Badakun-Uglan's son Urus Khan, Urus khan's son Koirchak-khan, Koirchak-khan's son Baraq Khan, Baraq Khan's Son Zhanibek/Janibek Khan. He had nine sons: Iranji, Mahmud, Qasim, Ithik, Janisch, Kanabar, Tenish, Usuk, and Dzhuak.

Janibek Khan was a co-leader of a new Kazakh Khanate, following a successful rebellion against the Uzbek Khan Abu'l-Khayr Khan in 1465 and 1466. Janibek's father was Baraq (Khan of Golden Horde) who was poisoned by emirs of the former White Horde. He led the splinter group along with Kerei (or Girei or Kerei), who was his relative, and who was also descended from the famous Urus Khan of the White Horde. For his wisdom, he was given the title "Az", meaning "the wise" in the Kazakh language, and so was called Az-Zhanibek. His son, Qasym Khan codified the laws of his people.

Jani Beg (?–1357), Khan of the Golden Horde

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