Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan Notes

Bio Details:

Birth date:1162, Deluun Boldog
Death date: August 18th 1227 A.D, Western Xia (Now the Chinese provinces of Ningxia)

Successor: His grandson, Kublai Khan who expanded the empire till it reached central Europe and the Middle East.

Children: He had four children; Ogedei Khan, Jochi, Tolui Borjigin, Chagatai Khan.

Siblings: Genghis Khan had three full brothers; Jochi khasar(Jochi senior) Temuge, and Khajun.

He also had two step brothers, one of which he killed when he was still a boy. His father died, and left the step children in the care of Genghis's mother.

In 1206, the Mongol people made him ruler. The only thing he was afraid of where dogs; their barks scared him.

Significant Achievements:

Conquerer and founder of the mongolian empire, he brought many of the nomadic mongolian tribes together and formed the greatest empire in history . He reigned the Empire from 1206-1227 A.D.

He created the trade route between Asia, Europe, and the Middle East (The silk road). He started the mongolian dynasty.
In 1215, only nine years after becoming emperor, Genghis Khan broke through the wall of china and gained modern day Beijing.

Legacy:

He had an extremely fast traveling army that could travel 70 miles in a day. He formed the largest empire in History. Many of his enemies surrendered in fear of his brutal ravages.

What do we learn from Genghis Khan?

Though he had the largest empire in History, Genghis Khan was not kind in any way. Many of his attacks where extremely brutal, wiping out whole communities. His army was very fast, and we can learn from him is his leadership, and the fact that he had his own opinion.

Research questions:

Who was his wife?

He had many wives throughout his life, he married for his first time at the age of fifteen.

How was his army so successful?

He had a very fast army, they could travel about seventy miles per day. They where feared all over, and often there enemies would forfeit.

Who where his successors?

His successor was his grandson Kublai Khan, who expanded his empire even further. Further into Europe.

Did his people like him, or honor him?

Yes, Genghis Khan, or the great Khan was famous for his people. He had conquered most of Asia and Europe, and no one dared attack him. It was a time of peace, and lots of territory for the Mongols so, his people where happy.

People

Genghis Khan
Kublai Khan
Borte

Events

When he killed his step brother.
In 1206 when his people made him ruler.
In 1215 he broke through the wall of China and gained Beijing.

Ideas

Mongol Empire/ Expansion
Speed and Tactics of Army

Sources:

Source 1:

Author: Not given
Title: Genghis Khan
Publisher: © 1996-2012, A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved URL:http://www.history.com/topics/genghis-khan
Date: November 11th 2012

Source 2:

Author: Kallie Szczepanski
Title: Biography of Genghis Khan
Publisher:©2012 About.com. All rights reserved.
URL:http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/GenghisKhanProf.htm Link to Authors info: http://asianhistory.about.com/bio/Kallie-Szczepanski-40912.htm Date: November 8th 2012

Source 3:

Author: Frank E. Smitha
Title:Genghis Khan and the great mongol Empire.
Publisher:Copyright © 2009-2011 All rights reserved.
URL:http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h11mon.htm
Date: November 16th 2012

Source 4:

Author: Not Given
Title: Genghis Khan
Publisher:© 1996–2012 A+E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. URL: http://www.biography.com/people/genghis-khan-9308634
November 19th 2012
Source 5:

Author: Its an Audio, its with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Title: Genghis Khan
Publisher: BBC © 2012
URL:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00773mr

Books:

Genghis Khan and Mongol rule / George Lane
Lane, George, 1952-
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
Central Library 950.2 L241g

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