Interesting facts about Genghis Khan.
Genghis Khan – the founder and first great Khan of the Mongol Empire. The conqueror was incredibly cruel and merciless, so that even Hitler look an Amateur. In the early thirteenth century the Mongol Empire conquered all of Asia, and no enemy could resist Genghis Khan and his bloodthirsty army.
15. 40 million people killed
According to historians, Genghis Khan responsible for the death of 40 million people, at that time, it destroyed 11% of the population of the planet! Reign of Khan has even influenced the climate in the thirteenth century: cooled the planet, avoiding the emission of 700 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
14. 10-year-old Genghis Khan killed stepbrother
The future conqueror had a difficult childhood: his father was poisoned by enemy time, when the boy was only 9 years old, so the mother alone to raise seven children. The family was starving. One half-brother Bekter not shared with Genghis Khan food, and killed them.
13. Genghis Khan is not the real name of Khan
The real name of Genghis Khan – Temujin. Esugei, the boy’s father, named his son in honor of his captured Tatar leader Temujin-Uge. And “Genghis Khan” is not a name but a title. “Khan” – the ruler and “Genghis” once meant “ocean”, but in today’s context, translated as “higher”.
12. Brutal methods of torture
The great Khan is poured into the eyes and ears of their enemies, the molten silver. He also loved to stick to the person like onions, as long as the spine is not broke. But his victory he was celebrating literally on the bodies of opponents. So, the Mongols put on the Russian nobility the Board, put the table and chairs and began to feast as long as their victims were not crushed to death.
11. Beauty contests among the captives
Genghis Khan loved women and after each conquest had taken for himself and his army the most beautiful of the captives. The Governor even held beauty contests among the concubines. In his harem, there were several thousand women, many of whom had children.
10. The great Khan won a victory over the strongest armies
The Khan’s army consisted of 90 thousand Mongols and the Jin dynasty – 1 million However, Genghis Khan won. The conqueror broke 500 thousand Chinese soldiers, before gaining control over Northern China and Beijing.
9. Turned enemies into his followers
In 1201, during battle Archer Sarhadi killed the favorite horse of Genghis Khan. The ruler was surprised and instead of punishment appointed Archer warlord. And Sarhadi was the most faithful to his General.
8. No exact data on the appearance of Khan
Despite the variety of images of Genghis Khan in school textbooks and other literature, no one really knows how he really looked. Some historians believe that the conqueror had red hair.
7. Father of many children
Genghis Khan believed that the more human offspring, so it is significant, therefore, without the cases he was sitting down. According to experts, today his descendants are approximately 8% of Asians.
6. National hero of Mongolia
The highest state award of Mongolia – is the order of Genghis Khan. His portrait placed on the paper money of Mongolia, replicated on Souvenirs, it is named after the hotels, restaurants, Airliners.
5. The genocide of Iranians
In the XIII century the Khorezm Empire fell from the Mongols of Genghis Khan, almost disappearing from the onslaught of the enemy. Then the soldiers of the Khan destroyed 3/4 of the Iranians. Only after 700 years the population could reach pre-Mongol levels.
4. Genghis Khan was tolerant of different religions
The ruler in his spare time studied Islam, Buddhism, Taoism and Christianity. He wanted in the Mongol Empire were able to live peacefully with people of different religious knowledge.
3. Punish the offenders
The great Khan allowed people to live happily as long as they kept his laws. Any offender waited by a sad fate. For example, when the ruler of one of the cities of Khorezm Empire captured a trading caravan of Genghis Khan, and killed all TORGOVAJA sent in a city of 100 thousand soldiers. Thousands of people were killed, and their ruler poured molten silver into the eyes and mouth.
2. The mysterious death of
Genghis Khan died in 1227, he was 65 years old. The burial place of the great conqueror remains a mystery, and the cause of death is still under rumors. Sources name different causes of death — sudden illness, a consequence of the fall from his horse. There is a version that the Governor was stabbed to death a young Tangut Princess.
1. The largest in the history of mankind continental Empire
Genghis Khan established the largest in the history of mankind continental Empire. The Mongol Empire covered the 16,11% of the total land area of the Earth that is 9,266 million square miles. The state included territory from the Danube to the sea of Japan and from Novgorod to Cambodia.
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