(born Temuchin) 1162?-1227; Mongol conqueror of central Asia
or Jen·ghiz Khan Originally Temujin. 1162?-1227
Mongol conqueror who united the Mongol tribes and forged an empire stretching from China to the Danube River and into Persia. In 1206 he took the name Genghis Khan (“supreme conqueror”).
- Founder and ruler (khan) of the Mongol Empire