Genghis Khan Timeline

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  • Dec 15, 1162

    Temujin is born

    Temujin is born
    Temujin was born in Deluun Boldog. His father was the chieftain of the tribe in which they resided in. He was named after another chieftain that his father had recently captured (History.com).
  • Dec 15, 1170

    Leonardi Fibonacci is born

    Leonardi Fibonacci is born
    Fibonacci was a mathematician that was considered the greatest of his time. He came up with many new ideas, such as finding the relationships between square roots.

    Ex. 1 = 1²
    1 + 3 = 2²
    1 + 3 + 5 = 3²
    His ideas were put into context when he wrote the book "Liber abbaci," or "The Book of Calculations" (Math.rutgers.edu).
  • Dec 15, 1171

    Temujin's father dies

    Temujin's father dies
    Temujin's father was most likely poisoned by another person. Even though he inherited the right to rule, many people rejected his leadership because of his youth. He is forced to live in poverty with his mother and three brothers (History.com).
  • Dec 15, 1172

    Temujin murders his brother

    Temujin murders his brother
    Temujin's half brother, named Behter, was the only one with as much of a claim to leadership as him. On a hunting expedition, the two quarrel and Temujin kills Behter. After this, nobody should have been able to question his leadership (Biography.com).
  • Dec 15, 1177

    Escapes Tayichi'ud tribe

    Escapes Tayichi'ud tribe
    Temujin was captured by a nearby tribe, the Tayichi'ud. He displays his cunning by convincing his own guard to release him. When he gets back, the people support him more, since they saw his bravery and intellect (softschools.com).
  • Dec 15, 1191

    Saladin defeated by the Third Crusade

    Saladin defeated by the Third Crusade
    Saladin was a Muslim general during the crusades. He was able to survive the first two, but was defeated by the Third in the battle of Jaffa. He fought against the Christian church who opposed him (History.com).
  • Dec 15, 1197

    Otakar I rules Bohemia

    Otakar I rules Bohemia
    Otakar was originally given the position of duke by the Holy Roman Emperor. A year later, he was rejected, but in 1197, he was given power once more. In 1998, he was given absolute power as a king (Timeline.ws).
  • Dec 15, 1198

    Lotario de Conti di Sengi became Pope Innocent III

    Lotario de Conti di Sengi became Pope Innocent III
    Lotario de Conti di Sengi helped the Church get more powerful. He raised the treasury a lot and made England's religious beliefs become more unified. He oversaw two crusades in his time (Nnbd.com).
  • Dec 15, 1200

    The Anasazi rise

    The Anasazi rise
    The Anasazi resided in Colorado. They lived in the cliffs, and were known for their beautiful pottery. They are thought to be the ancestors of the Pueblo Native Americans (Historytogo.utah.gov).
  • Dec 15, 1206

    Temujin becomes Genghis Khan

    Temujin becomes Genghis Khan
    Temujin adopted the name Genghis Khan to show his power. "Genghis" has multiple meanings, and "Khan" means leader. When the two are put together, "Genghis Khan" is often translated to "Supreme Leader" (Softschools.com) (history.com).
  • Dec 15, 1209

    Khan initiates his first war

    Khan initiates his first war
    Khan starts to attack Xi Xia, China, to conquer their land. He is the reason for the building of the Great Wall. In the end, he defeats the Chinese (Softschools.com) (history.com).
  • Dec 15, 1212

    The French conquer the Muslims

    The French conquer the Muslims
    A boy named Stephen had a vision of Jesus. When he brought the message to the King of France, he is sent to the Holy Land with 30,000 children and "conquer the Muslims with love instead of arms" (timelines.ws). Stephen is later named the Archbishop of Canterbury (Timeline.ws).
  • Dec 15, 1214

    Khan defeats the Jin Dynasty

    Khan defeats the Jin Dynasty
    The Jin Dynasty requested that Khan steps down, and in retaliation, after his first attacks on Xi Xia, he sent Mongols to conquer them. It took three years, starting in 1211. In 1214, the mongols defeat Zhongdu, which is now Beijing (History.com).
  • Aug 18, 1227

    Genghis Khan dies

    Genghis Khan dies
    Genghis Khan dies August 18, 1227. The dies about one year after sustaining both internal and external injuries from falling off a horse. This is what is attributed to his death. This event is the only date that is known to the day (Biography.com).
  • Dec 15, 1227

    Xi Xia falls

    Xi Xia falls
    Khan sent his troops to Xi Xia, and the siege began. It is in here that he sustains injuries that lead to his death. Xi Xia is defeated shortly after his death (Britannica.com) (history.com).
  • Period:
    Dec 15, 1195
    to
    Dec 16, 1210

    The creation of the first postal system

    Around 1200, Khan came up with the idea of having a postal system. This included thousands of postal stations around Asia. It helped make sending messages faster, and it paved the way for postal systems used even today (Historyofinformation.com).