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.
Not to long after this, Temujin became the leader of his tribe. Yet, to unite the Mongol confederations it required a civil war, which Temijun ended up winning. After proving his skills and loyalty, Temijun was declared the Gr... ... middle of paper ... ...erfect as they seemed and Genghis and Alex both couldn’t hold together empires very well. As far as differences, Alexander the Great’s empire started in Greece and conquered mostly Europe while Genghis Kahn’s empire started in Asia and spread throughout Asia and Europe. After death, Genghis Kahn had grandchildren who took over his legacy where as Alexander didn’t.
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.
They sought with passion to become dominant over and exploit sedentary people (Fernandez-Armesto, 2011, p. 340). Temujin was the son of a chieftain, Yesukhei. His father was poisoned and died at the hands of a rival clan when Temujin was only ten years old. After his father’s death, Temujin’s mother and family were excommunicated from their home clan, leaving him to provide for himself (Genghis). As Temujin grew, he vowed to avenge his father’s death, and consequently learned to become a fearless and ruthless Mongol leader.
Genghis Khan, Mongol Emperor from 1167 to 1227, birth name Temujin, succeeded his father Yekusia, the chief of the Mongol tribe. Genghis Khan became famous for his well-organized army, twice the size of any other empire in history, with dictatorship abilities that were so powerful that it lasted a century after his death. Mongols were nomadic people, hunter-gatherers, herding sheep and horses and they were also known for killing off opposing armies who refused to join forces with them, subjugating millions who wanted to create empires of their own. Some rulers chose to collaborate and others refused. The ones who collaborated knew they weren’t any match for the Mongol empire, “There were perhaps 80,000 riders, trailed by a great herd of spare mounts.
His father, Yesukai, was the chief of several desert tribes and had just slain a foe named Temujin. In triumph Yesukai named his newborn son Temujin. Yesukai died when Temujin was about 13 years old. The boy succeeded him, but the fierce, restless nomads would not obey so young a chieftain. The chief of another tribe proclaimed himself leader of the Mongols and captured Temujin.
Genghis Khan’s sons would continue the conquest doubling the empire land including many new countries. The death of Genghis Khan’s son Ogedei would cause rivalry over who was going to be the next successor which causes an even greater rift in the khans who already had troubles before their father’s death. The governments the khan’s rule over had become unstable and the natives rebel and took back their land. The last of the khans were either assassinated, had vanish, or had horrific deaths thus ending the reign the Mongol empire, largest expanses of land. Many lives were lost during these conquests and some lands were destroyed during these battles.
The Mongol Empire appeared in Central Asia through the 13th and 14th centuries as the biggest land empire in history. A consequence of the union of Mongol and Turkic tribes, the empire took form under the control of the legendary Genghis Khan, also known as Great Khan, which means emperor. All through his period, Genghis Khan started a series of invasions called as the Mongol invasions, frequently accompanied by the major-scale slaughter of civilian populations. This led in the conquest of the majority of Eurasia. By the end of Genghis Khan's life, the Mongol Empire occupied a considerable segment of Central Asia and China.
Genghis Khan, as it is well-acknowledged, is renowned for governing the extensively immense Mongol Empire. Despite the common argument that he indiscriminately (done at random or without careful judgement―by definition) slaughtered millions of people, Genghis Khan aspired to conquer new territories and, in accordance to their religion, animism, “the sky god made it their goal to unite the land under one sword.” How else would he have done the preceding? Just as the Mongol Government Official stated, “war is inevitable,” especially when capitulation is refused. Moreover, Genghis Khan noted that peace usually follows surrender. Though Prince Kiev attempted to confute the aforementioned, he was mistaken when he said that “war sparked between the two peoples” as a result of an attempt at peace.
“Temujin married Borte, cementing the alliance between the Konkirat tribe and his own.” ("Biography.com"). Temujin was greatly feared among the Mongols, as he was known for his ruthlessness, cunning, and his ferocity. “…by 1196 he had become powerful enough to assert personal control over all of the Mongol tribes” (Adler and Pouwels, 239-41). In 1206, Temujin had conquered nearly all of central and eastern Mongolia, and through a council of clan elders, he was proclaimed to be Chinghis Khan, also known as Genghis Khan. “For the first time in their history, the Mongols were united under one leader.” (Adler and Pouwels, 239-41).