ten little known facts about Genghis Khan - The man who would become the “Great Khan” of the Mongols was born along the banks of the Onon River sometime around 1162 and originally named Temujin, which means “of iron” or “blacksmith.” A description description comes courtesy of the 14th century Persian chronicler Rashid al-Din, who claimed Genghis had red hair and green eyes.
Facts, biography about Genghis Khan. Born as Temujin, he learned that allying with others would make him powerful. He became the "Khagan" in 1206, the ruler of all Mongol Tribes. When he died in 1227, the Mongol Empire stretched from Persia to North China. He spilt his territories among 3 sons and 1 grandson. Khan followed Shamanic Mongol beliefs and was open-minded to new ideas with thoughts of a peaceful empire.