Gen·ghis Khan (gĕnggĭs kän, jĕng-) or Jen·ghiz Khan (jĕngĭz kän, jĕng-) 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").
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