Chinggis Khan and Women

Chinggis Khan, also known as Genghis Khan, is recognised as one of the greatest leaders that the world ever produced and as the founder of the greatest land empire in world history. His relations with women and his attitudes towards women and his minor subjects are not very well known. Born into a Mongolian chieftain’s family in the 12th century, he lost his father at the age of nine and was raised by his mother as the eldest son of the family. His mother Oelen Ujin, had great influence on him, and his wives were his advisers. Women played not only a great role in his life and career, but also in the empire that he built. Under his rule, promotion was not based on gender, status or origin, but on merit.