Genghis Khan


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founder of the Mongol empire; born Temujin. He took the name Genghis Khan (‘ruler of all’) in 1206 after uniting the nomadic Mongol tribes, and by the time of his death his empire extended from China to the Black Sea; his grandson Kublai Khan completed the conquest of China. In allusive use his name stands for a figure of savage conquest.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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