Mongol Empire

  • 1185

    Mongols gather at Burkhan Khaldun to support Temüjin

    The Mongols gather at Burkhan Khaldun to support Temüjin in fear of a military leader - Jamukha. This begins the start of unifying the Mongol tribes.
  • 1194

    Clash at the Dalan Baljut

    Jamukha and Temüjin clash at the Dalan Baljut
  • 1206

    Temujin becomes Genghis Khan

    A great Mongol conference of tribal leaders (khuriltai) awards Temujin the title of Genghis Khan ('universal ruler').
  • 1227

    Genghis Khan dies.

    Genghis Khan dies. Ögödei takes over the rule of the Mongol Empire
  • 1260

    Failed conquer of Egypt

    The Mongols fail to conquer Egypt
  • 1271

    Kublai Khan & the Yuan Dynasty

    Kublai Khan declares himself emperor of the Yuan dynasty
  • 1273

    Capital moved to Beijing

  • 1279

    Song Dynasty collapses

    Mongol armies have successfully invaded China
  • 1281

    Failed invasion of Japan

  • 1325

    Start of the Peasant Rebellions

  • 1368

    End of the Mongol Empire

    The Mongol Empire ends as Zhu drove the Mongols out of Beijing