Even when he died nearly 800 years ago, just hearing the name “Genghis Khan” and you will automatically conjure images of an intimidating, brutal and bloodthirsty Mongol ruler. Which is quite true of him — he was more brutal and cruel than all of the modern dictators if it means the number of people he and his army killed. However, Genghis Khan also practiced and encouraged racial tolerance and religious freedom, and embraced equality of all people, including women. Khan also led the civilization and modernization in Mongolia, where his people respected and even worshiped him.
Discover the other little-known but interesting facts about Genghis Khan — one of the most admired and condemned political and military leaders in history.