Genghis Khan

  • Mar 17, 1162

    Temujin is born in Deluun Boldog.

    Temujin is born in Deluun Boldog near modern day Mongolia. Little is known of his earliest years. He may have been the descendant of a family of blacksmiths and he may have been named for a Tatar chieftain that his father had recently captured.
  • Period: Mar 18, 1162 to Aug 27, 1227

    Genghis Khan

  • Mar 17, 1171

    Temujin and his mother are abandoned by his father's tribe.

    After his father is poisoned, Temujin goes to take over his father's role as chieftain of their tribe. However, the tribe refused to be ruled by a young boy and cast out Temujin, his mother, and his three brothers, forcing them to live in poverty.