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Genghis Khan was supposedly born holding a blood clot in his fist.

Genghis Khan’s actual name was Temüjin.

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His father was killed when Genghis Khan was only nine.

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  • Yesügei Baghatur.

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Genghis Khan was briefly enslaved as a child.

The expansion of the Mongol empire wasn’t just about landmass.

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  • Genghis Khan Statue Complex in Mongolia.

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The cause of Genghis Khan’s death is unknown.

Genghis Khan’s body is buried in an unmarked grave.

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  • Statue of Genghis Khan at his mausoleum in China.

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A descendant of Genghis Khan ruled until 1920.

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Published on 25 Jul 2019