Mongol Timeline

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Temujin

1200

Mongol clan leader named Temujin sought to unify the Mongols under his leadership.

Genghis Khan

1206

Temujin accepted the name "Genghis Khan" which means universal ruler of the Mongol clans.

Jin empire invaded

1211

Genghis invaded the northern Jin Empire

Central Asia under control

1225

Central Asia was under Mongol control.

Genghis death

1227

Genghis Khan died in 1227—not from violence, but from illness

Division of the empire

1260

The Mongols decide their empire should be divided into 4 parts

Marco Polo

1275

He traveled by caravan on the Silk Roads with his father and uncle, arriving at Kublai Khan’s court

Extending rule

1281

Kublai khan tried extended his rule

Kublai died

1294

Kublai Khan died in 1294. After his death, the Yuan Dynasty began to fade