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Sharagan - Sharukan, of the Cumans

Russian: Шарукан, половецкий хан, Lithuanian: Šarukanas, Polovco Chanas
Death: after 1107
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Son of Osen, Khan of the Kumans
Father of Otrok - Atraka Sharukanids, khan of Kipchaks and Sırchan Sharukanids
Brother of Aëpa II, Khan of the Kumans and Bonyak

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About Sharukan

Sharukan/Sharagan (also known as Sharukan the Elder), grand father of Konchak. He was another Polovotsian khan who was victorious against the Ruthenian army of Yaroslavichi at the Alta river (Battle of the Alta River). According to the Novgorod First Chronicle Sharukan was taken as prisoner by Svyatoslav II of Kiev in 1068, while no such information is provided in the Laurentian Codex. In May 1107 along with Bonyak, Sharukan raided a couple of Ruthenian cities (Pereyaslav and Lubny), however already in August of the same year the collective Ruthenian army led by Svyatoslav carried out a devastating defeat to the Cuman Horde forcing Sharukan to flee

Sharokan/Sharohan/Sharukan, (Cuman-Kipchak base name Sharu/Sharo), chieftain, Konchak's grandfather, who had been defeated by the Russians in a great battle on the Sula River in 1107. Called "the Old" by Russians.

Also see The Romanians and the Turkic Nomads North of the Danube Delta by Victor Spinei - 2009


Encyclopedia of Ukraine: Volume III: L-Pf - Google Books Result Danylo Husar Struk - 1993


Sharukan’ (from, a city of the 11th to early 13th centuries apparently located on the Severskii Donets near the cities of Chuguev and Zmiev. Sharukhan’, whose name derives from that of the Polovtsian khan Sharukan, arose as an Alani settlement. The city had an ethnically mixed population and served as the winter refuge of the Polovtsy. In 1111 it was captured by troops under the command of Vladimir Vsevolodovich Monomakh and other Russian princes. During the 12th and early 13th centuries, Sharukan’ was gradually abandoned.

REFERENCE Pletneva, S. A. “Polovetskaia zemlia.” In Drevnerusskie kniazhestva X–XIII vv. Moscow, 1975.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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member of nomadic Cuman tribe in, Ukraine
Age 57