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|Full Name||Temujin Genghis, Khan of the Mongol Empire|
|Who||Emperor of the Mongol Empire|
|Birth Date||1162 (probable)|
|Death Date||August 18, 1227|
|Cause of Death||unknown|
Borte Ujin Khatun
and others, unknown
Khan was the grandfather of Kublai Khan.
At the age of nine, Khan's father arranged a marriage for him to his wife, Bortë, a girl of a powerful family in a neighboring tribe. She was one year older than him. However, the marriage did not take place immediately - Khan was meant to live amongst Bortë's family until the age of 12. He did so, and the two became close childhood friends. Trouble in his own family's tribe made him return to his family and leave Bortë behind. He travelled to find her in 1178, at the approximate age of 16, and brought her and her mother back to live in his own tribe. They married. Shortly afterward, Bortë was kidnapped, and held captive for eight months. During this time, she gave birth to Jochi, whose parentage was unsure - he could have been the son of Khan, or the son of the tribal leader who had captured her. Khan, however, always treated and thought of Jochi as his own son. Bortë always remained Khan's senior wife and his beloved empress.
Jochi was Khan's first son, although whether or not he was actually Khan's true son was disputed. At the time of his birth, his mother Bortë was being held captive, and he may have been the son of the tribe leader that had captured her. However, Khan always treated and thought of Jochi as his own son. Being his first son, Khan always meant to make Jochi his heir to the Mongol empire, but Jochi's siblings and the public created an uproar at this, leading Khan to name another son, Ögedi Khan, as his heir.