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Today in History: August 18

Slide 1 of 11: 1227, Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan (1162 - 1227) on his deathbed, surrounded by his four sons Juchi, Jagatai, Ogodai and Tuli. Miniature from 'Livre des Merveilles du Mmonde' - Voyage d'Hayton.

1227: Genghis Khan passes away

The Mongol leader, Genghis Khan, who forged an empire stretching from the east coast of China west to the Aral Sea, dies in camp during a campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia.

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