The statue of Chingis Khan (Genghis Khan)
Genghis khan was born in the year 1167 and was named Temujin because in the time of his birth, his father had captured a Tatar chieftain of the same name. Legend says that newborn Temujin had a bloodclot in the palm of his hand, an omen that he was destined to be a hero. When Temujin was young, his father was poisoned by a grouup of Tatars, and the Kiyat tribe broke up and scattered, abondoning their chief's family and leaving Temujin's mother, Ho'elun, to raise her children alone. As a young man, despite extreme hardships, he repeatedly met perils and endured crises through force of character and willpower. He unified the Mongol nation and established the United Empire of Mongols which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.