Genghis Khan – The Scourge of God

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genghis-khan-climate_full_600Genghis Khan (1167-1227 A.D.) was a Mongol conqueror and from 1207 leader of all the Mongol peoples. He conquered much of modern-day Mongolia and China, Turkistan, Transoxania, and Afghanistan, and raided Persia and eastern Europe. His was the greatest land empire in world history.

He was a great military leader and ruthless to his enemies; but to his own people he was a great administrator and was known as the “Law Giver”.

His grandson was Kublai Khan, another great Mongol ruler and conqueror (who, incidentally, welcomed the Italian traveler, Marco Polo, to his court).

Genghis Khan The Scourge Of God:

Genghis Khan (or Chinggis Khaan) (c. 1162-1227), born Temüjin (meaning “ironworker”), was the Mongol founder, Khan (ruler) and posthumously declared Khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history.

rsz_followers-of-genghis-khan_1He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan”, he pursued an aggressive foreign policy by starting the Mongol invasions of East and Central Asia. During his life, the Mongol Empire eventually occupied most of Asia.

Genghis Khan died in 1227 after defeating the Tangut. He was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in his native Mongolia. His descendants went on to stretch the Mongol Empire across most of Eurasia, conquering all of modern-day China, as well as substantial portions of modern Russia, southern Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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