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How did the Mongols kill the Caliph of Baghdad?

According to most accounts, the caliph was killed by trampling. The Mongols rolled the caliph up in a rug, and rode their horses over him, as they believed that the earth would be offended if it were touched by royal blood.

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Keeping this in consideration, how did the Caliph of Baghdad die?

Baghdad was sacked on February 10 and the caliph was killed by Hulagu Khan soon afterward. It is reckoned that the Mongols did not want to shed "royal blood", so they wrapped him in a rug and trampled him to death with their horses.

Also, what did the Mongols destroy? The Mongols invaded and destroyed Volga Bulgaria and Kievan Rus', before invading Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and other territories. Over the course of three years (1237–1240), the Mongols razed all the major cities of Russia with the exceptions of Novgorod and Pskov.

Beside above, who was the caliph of Baghdad?

im. Al-Mustaʿ?im, (born 1212—died 1258), the last ʿAbbāsid caliph in Baghdad (reigned 1242–58). Ineffectual himself and surrounded by advisers with conflicting opinions, al-Mustaʿ?im presented no strong defense against the Mongol conqueror Hülegü, grandson of Genghis Khan.

How were the Mongols destructive?

The Mongols practised biological warfare by catapulting diseased cadavers into the cities they besieged. It is believed that fleas remaining on the bodies of the cadavers may have acted as vectors to spread the bubonic plague. About half the population of Kievan Rus' may have died during the Mongol invasion of Rus.

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