Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan (1162 - 1227), born Temuchin or Temüjin, was a Mongol military leader, founder of the Mongol Empire and the grandfather of Kublai Khan. (TV: "Assassin at Peking", PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac) Temulen Khatun was his docile and subservient sister. (PROSE: A Hundred Words from a Civil War)


By one source, the future Genghis Khan was born in Mongolia the year 1162. (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac) Temuchin was, according to the First Doctor, probably born in the year 1167 to what he termed an "insignificant" clan in Mongolia, (PROSE: Bunker Soldiers) near Burkhan Kaldun mountain. (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac) The Seventh Doctor claimed to have delivered him, describing him as "a sweet baby." (PROSE: Tragedy Day)

In the year 1206, (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac) Temuchin united the clans of Mongolia under his leadership as the Great Khan and set about conquering the nearby regions, becoming known as Genghis Khan. (PROSE: Bunker Soldiers) The Mongol Empire was formed by the confederations of the Keraits, Merkits, Mongols, Naimans, Tatars and Uyghurs. Genghis Khan's forces went on to conquer the Western Xian Dynasty, the Jin Dynasty, the Kara-Khitan Khanate, the Khwarezmid Empire, Georgia and Volga Bulgaria. His armies were notoriously brutal, and his was widely regarded as a genocidal and destructive regime. (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac)

The Doctor's TARDIS once withstood an attack from the hordes of the Genghis Khan, as recounted by the Sixth (AUDIO: City of Spires) and Ninth Doctors. (TV: Rose)

Genghis Khan died in 1227, (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac) with Ogedei Khan succeeding him as the Great Khan. (PROSE: Bunker Soldiers)


Kublai, grandson of Genghis Khan. (TV: Marco Polo)

The First Doctor told Genghis' grandson that he had heard of Genghis but hadn't met him. (TV: "Assassin at Peking") He was however aware of the military tactics Genghis used. (PROSE: Time and Relative)

When the Master claimed he wanted to rule people "for their own good", the Third Doctor wondered if he had heard Adolf Hitler or Genghis Khan say the same thing. (TV: The Dæmons)

The Bruce Master once lied and told Chang Lee that the Doctor had been Genghis Khan in one incarnation. (TV: Doctor Who)

The Eleventh Doctor was uncertain if it had been Al Capone or Genghis Khan who had told him that villains wanted records of exactly how bad they'd been. (PROSE: Borrowed Time)

Other realities[[edit]]

Pete's World[[edit]]

Genghis Khan also existed in Pete's World, where he was cited as an inspiration by John Lumic alongside Adolf Hitler and Machiavelli as people who "got what they wanted in spite of the little people". (PROSE: Lumic)