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Genghis Khan

1162 - 1227

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Genghis Khan (born Temüjin; c. 1162 – August 25, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan (Emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of the Mongol steppe and being proclaimed the universal ruler of the Mongols, or Genghis Khan. With the tribes of Northeast Asia largely under his control, he set in motion the Mongol invasions, which ultimately witnessed the conquest of much of Eurasia, and incursions by Mongol raiding parties as far west as Legnica in western Poland and as far south as Gaza. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Genghis Khan has received more than 27,557,132 page views. His biography is available in 159 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 154 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 1,468After him are Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Timur, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, Spartacus, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, Themistocles, and William Wallace.

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

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In Mongolia

Among people born in Mongolia, Genghis Khan ranks 1 out of 63After him are Hulagu Khan (1217), Batu Khan (1207), Tolui (1191), Jochi (1181), Börte (1161), Subutai (1175), Modu Chanyu (-234), Berke (1209), Ariq Böke (1219), Abaqa Khan (1234), and Jebe (1137).


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