Genghis Khan & the mongolian horde

Genghis Khan was born as Temujin on August 18, 1227.

His father died when he was merely 9 years old as a result of poisoning by rival tribe.

Timujin married Borte when she was just 17 in order to expand his tribal support. However, rival tribe attacked his tribe resulting in him running away to save his life. His wife was kidnapped by the rival tribe.

genghis-borte
Genghis Khan with Borte

He went to seek help with another tribe leader who happened to be his father’s friend. His name was Khan. He accepted Timujin and extended him help in pursuit of attacking the rival tribe that had kidnapped his wife.

Jamoca, Timujin’s blood brother who had been with him since childhood developed differences with him and split from the tribe creating his own tribe. He ambushed Timujin’s tribe 2 years later and slaughtered many men and the ones that were captured alive were boiled alive by Jamoca.

boil-alive

Timujin vowed to revenge the death and started training his tribe with fighting, riding & archery skills. He attacked Jamoca in 1204 and decimated his army. Jamoca ran away to save his life but not for long and was eventually killed by Timujin by breaking his back.

Timujin was now widely known as Genghis khan.

He then marched towards China. He took help of mercenaries in order to further expand his army and then attack plains of china one by one. The breach of Beijing fortitude marked Genghis Khan’s control over China.

genghis-beijing

Later, his army sent ambassador to Persia but the Sultan of Persia miscalculated Genghis khan’s power and sent severed head of his ambassador back.

This enraged him and he sent an army of 200,000 to invade Persia and they plundered & killed a million people in Persia.

genghis-persia

His army later travelled East and conquered parts of Europe. The size of his kingdom was now 4 times the size of Alexander, the Great’s empire. It spanned a mind shattering 12 million square miles.

mangolian-empire

Genghis khan died on August 18, 1227. It is believed that he had ordered to kill everyone who would arrange his burial so that nobody would be able to know where he was buried. As of today, Historians are not able to find his burial.

Khan had killed 40 million people in regards to his conquest by the time he died.

Today, 1 in every 200 people on this planet can trace their lineage to Genghis Khan.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s