When the Tatars grew too powerful after , the Jin switched their support from the Tatars to the Keraits. The few sources that provide insight into this period often conflict. The name also suggests that they may have been descended from a family of blacksmiths. After his death his third son Ogodei succeeded him. He had four queens, and Ogodei was born from his first wife.
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When the Tatars grew too powerful after , the Jin switched their support from the Tatars to the Keraits. The few sources that provide insight into this period often conflict.
The name also suggests that they may have been descended from a family of blacksmiths. After his death his third son Ogodei succeeded him. He had four queens, and Ogodei was born from his first wife. Reputation[ change change source ] As a ruler, Genghis lowered taxes and got rid of taxes for doctors, teachers and priests.
He created the first international postal system. His empire was not known to be greedy with their loot ; instead he would spread the wealth among the conquering Mongolians. Temujin eradicated torture, and held no prisoners; instead he merely killed his enemies. In doing so, he became respected. He gave his people religious freedom, unlike empires that limited their people to one religion.
These benefits were enjoyed by those who surrendered immediately to the Mongol invaders. Those populations that resisted would be massacred as a warning to other towns and cities. These massacres were a method of psychological warfare to terrify those not yet conquered. The terror endured, and helped color the historical portrayal of the Mongols. Physical appearance[ change change source ] No accurate portraits of Genghis Khan exist, and any surviving depictions of him are considered to be artistic interpretations.
Persian historian Rashid-al-Din recorded in his " Chronicles " that the legendary "glittering" ancestor of Genghis was tall, long-bearded, red-haired, and green-eyed. Rashid al-Din also described the first meeting of Genghis and Kublai Khan , when Genghis was shocked to find that Kublai had not inherited his red hair. Modern historian Paul Ratchnevsky has suggested in his Genghis biography that the "glittering man" may have been from the Kyrgyz people, who historically displayed these same characteristics.
Controversies aside, the closest depiction generally accepted by most historians is the portrait currently in the National Palace Museum in Taipei , Taiwan see picture above.
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Original: Apr 27, Mongolian warrior and ruler Genghis Khan created the largest empire in the world, the Mongol Empire, by destroying individual tribes in Northeast Asia. Synopsis Genghis Khan was born "Temujin" in Mongolia around He married at age 16, but had many wives during his lifetime. At 20, he began building a large army with the intent to destroy individual tribes in Northeast Asia and unite them under his rule. He was successful; the Mongol Empire was the largest empire in the world before the British Empire, and lasted well after his own death in Early Life Born in north central Mongolia around , Genghis Khan was originally named "Temujin" after a Tatar chieftain that his father, Yesukhei, had captured. Young Temujin was a member of the Borjigin tribe and a descendant of Khabul Khan, who briefly united Mongols against the Jin Chin Dynasty of northern China in the early s.
10 Things You May Not Know About Genghis Khan
Apr 29, 10 Things You May Not Know About Genghis Khan Explore 10 facts about a great ruler who was equal parts military genius, political statesman and bloodthirsty terror. Author: Evan Andrews 1. He had a rough childhood. From an early age, Genghis was forced to contend with the brutality of life on the Mongolian Steppe. Rival Tatars poisoned his father when he was only nine, and his own tribe later expelled his family and left his mother to raise her seven children alone. Genghis grew up hunting and foraging to survive, and as an adolescent he may have even murdered his own half-brother in a dispute over food. During his teenage years, rival clans abducted both he and his young wife, and Genghis spent time as a slave before making a daring escape.
Mongol invasions of India
After uniting the nomadic tribes of the Mongolian plateau, he conquered huge chunks of central Asia and China. His descendants expanded the empire even further, advancing to such far-off places as Poland, Vietnam, Syria and Korea. At their peak, the Mongols controlled between 11 and 12 million contiguous square miles, an area about the size of Africa. Genghis Khan died in during a military campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia.
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