Kublai Khan Fact Sheet: Who was Kublai Khan? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Kublai Khan.
Kublai Khan Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1215 Ė 1294 *** Full Name: Kublai Khan *** Occupation: Khagan of the Mongol Empire *** Date of Birth: Kublai Khan was born on September 23rd 1215 *** Place of Birth: the exact location of his birth is unknown *** Family background: His father was Tolui, his grandfather was Genghis Khan and his mother was Sorghaghtani Beki *** Early life and childhood: By the time he was twelve years old he was already a skilled horseman and he was rapidly gaining a reputation as fierce warrior *** Education: Kublai Khan would have been taught by tutors ***
Kublai Khan Fact 1: Kublai Khan was born on September 23rd 1215 and during the 13th century period in history when when the Mongol Empire began to expand from Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe having conquered Asia. In Europe a new era has begun and will become known as the High Middle Ages.
Kublai Khan Fact 2: Having conquered the Khwarizmian Empire, Genghis Khan carried out a ritualistic ceremony on his grandsons Kublai and Mongke when Kublai he was nine years old. This consisted of smearing the fat from animals killed by Kublai and his brother after their first hunting trip, onto the middle finger of each boy in accordance with the tradition of the Mongol people.
Kublai Khan Fact 4: Kublai received a portion of this province as his own and this included ten thousand households. However, Kublai being inexperienced allowed his officials to rule without supervision and so many of his peasants began to flee when taxes became too exorbitant to pay.
Kublai Khan Fact 9: When Kublaiís brother became Khan he sent Kublai to North China as his viceroyalty and Kublai moved his ordo into central Inner Mongolia.
Kublai Khan Fact 10: In this position Kublai increased the agricultural output in his region and also increased the social welfare spending during his years a viceroy.
Kublai Khan Fact 11: Kublai was ordered by his brother to bring Yunnan into submission. With several armies and cooperation from the King of Dali Kublai accomplished his mission and pacified Yunnan.
Kublai Khan Fact 16: This would in turn result in warfare between the two brothers.
Kublai Khan Fact 17: Kublaiís leadership and his armies would prove superior to his brotherís and after much bloodshed he would become Emperor with his brother surrendering in August of 1264.
Kublai Khan Fact 18: Kublaiís reigned his Empire between 1260 to 1294, considering China his headquarters and concentrated most of his governing there.
Kublai Khan Fact 21: Kublai Khan died on February 18th 1294 aged seventy eight and his body laid to rest with his ancestors in burial place of the khans in Mongoli.
Influence & Legacy: Having taken his power and become Khan he pushed his Empire into a new and exciting direction. Having brought the Mongol realm and the Chinese relationship into a formalized union the Mongol Empire was brought to international attention and would also be responsible for reconstructing a united militarily commanding China.
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