Yujiulü Shelun (Chinese: 郁久閭社崙, Simplified Chinese:
郁久闾社仑; pinyin: Yùjiǔlǘ Shèlún, Wade–Giles:
Yü-chiu-lü She-lun) (c.391-410) was khagan of the
Rouran from 402
to 410. He came to power after his father Heduohan (曷多汗) was
defeated and killed by the Touba Northern Wei. Shelun led retaliatory
raids against Northern Wei, but suffered a serious defeat in 399 and
was forced to flee westward. There he subjugated the Hulu (斛律)
tribe and with their assistance he defeated the Gaoche, then declared
Shelun was the first major leader of the steppes to adopt the title of
Khagan (可汗) or Qiudoufa Khan (丘豆伐可汗) (which was
originally a title used by
Xianbei nobles). In May, 410 he died and
was succeeded by Yujiulü Hulü.
^ Grousset, Rene (1970). The Empire of the Steppes. Rutgers University
Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-8135-1304-9.
Khagan of the Rouran
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