Key Moments in Mongol History

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Birth of Temujin

1162

Reign of Chinggis Khan

1206 - 1227

Temujin gains title of Chinggis Khan ("universal ruler")

1206

Conquest of China

1209 - 1279

Beginning of Mongol conquests

1209

Initial assault on Persia

1219 - 1221

Conquest of Russia

1237 - 1240

Attacks in Eastern Europe; then withdrawl

1241 - 1242

Mongol seizure of Baghdad

1258

Khubilai Khan as ruler of China

1271 - 1294

Failed Mongol attack on Japan (1)

1274

Failed Mongol attack on Japan (2)

1281

Conversion of Il-khan Ghazan to Islam

1295

High point of Black Death in Europe

1348 - 1350

Ming dynasty established; end of Mongol rule in China

1368

End of "Mongol yoke" in Russia

1480