Temujin was a Mongolian chieftain who became one of the greatest and most influential rulers the world has ever known. Not bad for a lad who lived in poverty for many years and escaped from imprisonment in a wooden cage. He went on to unite the tribal confederations of Mongolia, and shaped them into the most formidable military force of the ancient world.
Genghis Khan was said to have more than 500 wives, almost all of whom were considered ‘secondary’ and whose children were not, therefore, in line to be heirs to the throne. We can only imagine his problems with remembering anniversaries and sorting through sexy lingerie for each of his female companions.
He died in August 1227 (likely through exhaustion from sexually satisfying all his wives) and his burial place remains a secret to this day.