Genghis Khan

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Facts

  • Genghis was so impressed he spared Jebe's life.
  • Despite being one of the most powerful rulers in the world, he preferred to live in a tent called a yurt.
  • The Mongols used a similar system to the Pony Express to carry messages quickly throughout the empire.
  • His four favorite sons were Ogedei, Tolui, Chagatai, and Jochi.
  • He once said that "conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard."

Quotes

An army of donkeys led by a lion is better than an army led by a donkey

~ Genghis Khan ~


One arrow alone can be easily broken but many arrows are indestructible

~ Genghis Khan ~

Personal Bio

He was one of the most powerful military leader in the world.He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. The name Temujin was given to Genghis Khan as his birth name because he was born Temujin (Mongolian in origin). He basically was name after a Tatar chieftain that his father had captured. He was also born with the name Temujin because he was born with a blood cot in his hand.

Influential

Genghis created the largest empire in the world, the mongol Empire, by destroying individual tribes in Northeast Asia. He helped open contact between the west and the east. He killed about forty million people during the mongol's war, and the mongol's attack reduced the entire world population about as much as 11 percent.