When was the era of Genghis Khan?

In the year 1167, a child called Temujin was born on the desolate plains of Mongolia. When the boy was nine, his father was murdered and his family was left poor and friendless. From this grim beginning Temujin grew up to become one of the world’s greatest conquerors. He was hailed by the Mongols as Genghis Khan – the ‘Universal Ruler’.

In 1206, Genghis Khan became leader of all the Mongol people, and began to build his astonishing empire. He was a ruthless warrior, destroying entire cities and their populations during his conquests. Yet he succeeded in keeping the peace.

Genghis Khan died of a fever in 1227, but the Mongols continued to build up the empire.

Fact File:

The Mongols lived on the flat, grassy steppes of Asia, wandering with their herds of sheep, goats and cattle. They carried their tent like felt homes, called yurts, around with them. The Mongols were tough and violent, and splendid horse riders.


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