One conqueror who possessed these qualities was Genghis Khan, the leader of the Mongol Horde. Around 1162, near the present-day border between Mongolia and Siberia, a child clutching his own blood clot was born (Genghis Khan BBC Part 1/5) . The child, named Temujin, later Genghis Khan, was a ruthless conqueror and leader as well as a fearsome warrior. As a young leader of his tribe, he knew he was born to dictate and show the world what ‘illiterate’ Mongols could achieve. Over his lifetime, Khan, along with the help of his sons, conquered the more land than anyone in the pages of history.
Genghis Khan’s most significant accomplishment was uniting the diverse Mongolian people. Genghis Khan is also famous for many innovations such as establishing a writing system, postal service, legal code, census, and important social reforms. Born in 1162 to the Borjigin tribe of Mongolia, Genghis Khan was named Temujin, after a rival chieftain his father had just killed. Later in his life, his name was changed to “Genghis Khan” which means “World Leader.” Temujin was born with red mark on his left hand, which according to Mongolian belief, is the sign of a great leader. During Temujin’s childhood there were many circumstances that contributed to becoming the leader of Mongolia.
American best-selling author, John Maxwell once stated "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." By examining this statement one would conclude that the old world has had a large quantity of great leaders. Alexander the Great, Marc Antony and even Julius Caesar, all of whom met with their own struggles on their rise to power. Perhaps among these brave, victorious emperors the most notable ruler of all was in fact the honourable Genghis Khan. Around the year 1162 a son was born to the respectable Yesügei (a Mongolian tribal leader) and his wife, Oulen in what is known as today's border between Mongolia and Siberia.
Genghis was born around 1162 with the name Temujin. Due to the death of his father, Temujin was left under the control of his older brothers. Soon enough, he was married to a woman named Borte. Borte was later kidnapped, in which Temujin proved his military skills when saving her. Not to long after this, Temujin became the leader of his tribe.
This loss of their leader caused the Kiyat tribe to scatter, leaving Temujin and his family alone. Yet, with much will power and determination Temujin developed into an intelligent, brave warrior at an early age. In 1189, when Temujin was 22, he was elected new leader of the Kiyat tribe. His rise to power came when a rival clan, the Merkit, captured his wife, Borte. The Khan of the Kereit tribe, Toghril, helped him by providing him with 20,000 soldiers.
Raised from humble beginnings, Temujin, later known as Genghis Khan, was a Mongol ruler and warlord. He ruled over the largest empire that has ever existed, and all of which he had conquered himself. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the other dynasties.
Genghis Khan’s birth was truly unique, the creation of a leader. Genghis Khan was born in the 1160s under the name Temujin, which translates to blacksmith. He was born about 200-mi. northeast of Ulaanbaatar near the Onon River, in Mongolia. Temujin’s birth resulted in stories saying that he grasped a clot of blood in his hand, this sign granted good fortune and was the token of a leader.
Upon appointment of tribal chieftain, Temujin set out to unify all the warring tribes in the steppes. Temujin managed to unify the tribes via conquest and a network of alliances tha... ... middle of paper ... ...l part of the European continent. Chinggis Khan managed to keep the power over the vast lands he conqueror very efficiently until his death nearly a century later. Chinggis Khan has decisively entered the history of the world as one of the most powerful and influential men of his time. Chinggis Khan has become a symbol of the whole Mongol civilization and way of life.
Using his extraordinary skills in political manipulation and his powerful army, he quickly gained power. He believed that under his control, he could unite the Mongolian Clan and Conquer the Central Asian Plateau. He manipulated his allies and outfoxed his enemies with his large army. Within 20 years, he controlled a large part of the Central Asian Plateau. Not only did he achieve his dream of controlling the Central Asian Plateau, he contributed to the culture and economy as well.
Life was very hard for the family. It is related that when Temujin discovered his own brother stealing food from the group had no hesitation in killing him. News that he was a stern leader that would kill his own brother to keep order became widely known. On a hunting trip he was ambushed by an enemy tribe and taken prisoner. While prisoner he killed his guard and escaped.