Genghis Khan

1162 - 1227

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Genghis Khan (born Temüjin; c. 1162 – August 1227), also known as Chinggis Khan, was the founder and first khan of the Mongol Empire. After spending most of his life uniting the Mongol tribes, he launched a series of military campaigns, conquering large parts of China and Central Asia. Born born between 1155 and 1167 and given the name Temüjin, he was the eldest child of Yesugei, a Mongol chieftain of the Borjigin clan, and his wife Hö'elün. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Genghis Khan has received more than 33,979,906 page views. His biography is available in 170 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 159 in 2019). Genghis Khan is the most popular military personnel, the most popular biography from Mongolia and the most popular Mongolian Military Personnel.

Genghis Khan is most famous for being the founder of the Mongol Empire. He is also known for his military prowess and his conquests.

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Among military personnels, Genghis Khan ranks 1 out of 2,058After him are Alexander the Great, Timur, Joan of Arc, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Spartacus, Adolf Eichmann, and Oda Nobunaga.

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Among people born in 1162, Genghis Khan ranks 1After him are Jamukha, Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile, Theodoric I, Margrave of Meissen, Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, Fujiwara no Teika, Frederick II, Duke of Lorraine, and Eudokia Komnene, Lady of Montpellier. Among people deceased in 1227, Genghis Khan ranks 1After him are Jochi, Pope Honorius III, Leszek the White, Qiu Chuji, Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, Al-Mu'azzam Isa, Abdallah al-Adil, Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Renaud I, Count of Dammartin, Marco I Sanudo, and Demetrius of Montferrat.

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In Mongolia

Among people born in Mongolia, Genghis Khan ranks 1 out of 71After him are Hulagu Khan (1217), Batu Khan (1207), Jochi (1181), Chagatai Khan (1183), Tolui (1191), Börte (1161), Berke (1209), Subutai (1175), Modu Chanyu (-234), Ariq Böke (1219), and Abaqa Khan (1234).


Among military personnels born in Mongolia, Genghis Khan ranks 1After him are Jochi (1181), Subutai (1175), and Muqali (1170).