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YuanEmperorAlbumGenghisFull - Public domain portrait drawing


YuanEmperorAlbumGenghisFull - Public domain portrait drawing



Emperor Taizu of Yuan, better known as Genghis Khan. Page from an album depicting several Yuan emperors (Yuandai di banshenxiang), now located in the National Palace Museum in Taipei (inv. nr. zhonghua 000324). Original size is 116.1 cm wide and 74.1 cm high. Paint and ink on silk. For the portrait cropped out, see Image:YuanEmperorAlbumGenghisPortrait.jpg.

Emperor Taizu of Yuan, i.e., Genghis Khan, personal name Temujin, reigned 22 years. His father is Yesugei, that is Emperor Liezu. He reigned from the 2nd year of Kaixi era of Emperor Ningzong of Song, Bingyin, or the 6th year of Taihe era of Emperor Zhangzong of Jin (ca. 1206), to the 2nd year of Baoqing era of Emperor Lizong of Song, Dinghai, or 4th year of Zhengda era of Aizong of Jin (ca. 1236).

Mongolian warrior-ruler, one of the most famous conquerors of history, who consolidated tribes into a unified Mongolia and then extended his empire across Asia to the Adriatic Sea. Genghis Khan was a warrior and ruler of genius who, starting from obscure and insignificant beginnings, brought all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under the rule of himself and his family in a rigidly disciplined military state. He then turned his attention toward the settled peoples beyond the borders of his nomadic realm and began the series of campaigns of plunder and conquest that eventually carried the Mongol armies as far as the Adriatic Sea in one direction and the Pacific coast of China in the other, leading to the establishment of the great Mongol Empire.





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