Founder of the huge Mongol Empire in the 13th century and one of the greatest and most ruthless military minds in history.
Born as Temüjin in the Khentii Mountains. Son of Yesügei (leader of the Borjigin clan) and a descendant of Bodonchar Munkhag, a renowned Mongol warlord.
DNA studies showed that a specific Y-DNA STR marker haplotype is found in 8% of the men in the regions conquered by Genghis Khan and his descendants during their rule (spanning from the Pacific to the Caspian sea). This interesting Y-DNA STR marker haplotype can be traced back to origins in Mongolia approximately 1000 years ago, suggesting that it is carried by male line descendants of Genghis Khan.