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Genghis Khan Unites the Mongols

1200

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

Genghis Khan

1206

Temujin accepted the title Genghis Khan, or “universal ruler” of the Mongol clans.

Jin Empire Invasion

1211

Genghis led the Mongols in conquering much of Asia. His first goal was China. After invading the northern Jin Empire in 1211, however, his attention turned to the Islamic region west of Mongolia

Central Asia was under Mongol control.

1225

Central Asia was under Mongol control.

Genghis Khan died

1227

Genghis Khan died

Mongols divide empire

1260

the Mongols had divided their huge empire into four regions

Marco Polo traveled on the silk roads

1275

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

the Great Khan sent huge fleets against Japan.

1281

the Great Khan sent huge fleets against Japan.

Kublai Khan died

1294

Kublai Khan died