She was the granddaughter or niece of Ong / Wang- Chans Toghril, whose tribe, the Nestorian Keraiten, nomadized near today's Ulaanbaatar . When Toghril was defeated by his former protégé Genghis Khan in 1203 and killed while trying to escape, the Mongolian Khan chose Doquz-Chatun to be the wife of his youngest son Tolui . However, he died in 1233 without the marriage being consummated, which is why Doquz-Chatun came under the protection and supervision of Tolui's son Hülegü. Both married in the period 1256–58 (on Hülegü's Persian campaign), but had no children together. The Ilkhan respected Doquz-Chatuns opinion and advice and z spared. B. the Christians after the conquest of Baghdad in 1258 . As a devout Christian, Doquz-Chatun carried a mobile church with her during Hülegü's campaigns. She also took great care of the children that Hülegü had from his concubines.
Doquz-Chatun died just four months after her husband; beforehand she had made sure that Abaqa could follow his father Hulegü as Ilchan.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Doquz Khatun|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||keraitic princess and wife of Ilkhan Hülegü|
|DATE OF BIRTH||12th century or 13th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 16, 1265|