An example of Genghis Khan's perception of loyalty is written, in The Secret History of the Mongols, that one of his main military generals, Jebe, had been his enemy.
Genghis Khan was very impressed by this reply.
Kuchlug fled, but was hunted down by Jebe and executed, and Kara-Khitan was annexed by Genghis Khan.
Genghis Khan expected unwavering loyalty from his generals and gave them free rein in battles and wars.
In 2004, Genghis Khan's palace was allegedly discovered, and that may make it possible to find his burial site.
At a Kurultai, a council of Mongol chiefs, he was acknowledged as khan of the consolidated tribes and assumed the title Genghis Khan.
Genghis Khan died on August 18, 1227, during his last campaign with the Tangut Empire during which Genghis was fighting against the Khwarezmid Empire.
Jelme and Bo'orchu, two of Genghis Khan's future generals, joined him around this time.
Rashid al-Din reports that Genghis Khan sent for his sons in the spring of 1223, and while his brothers heeded the order, Jochi remained in Khorasan.
Genghis Khan (1162 – 1227), the founder of the largest contiguous land empire, the Mongol Empire, ever established.
The third division, under Genghis Khan and Tolui, marched to the northwest and attacked Khwarzemia from that direction.
Genghis Khan also had many other children with his other wives, but they were excluded from the succession, and records on what daughters he may have had are scarce.
Genghis Khan charged Subutai and Jebe with hunting him down, giving them two years and 20,000 men.
The Naimans' defeat left Genghis Khan as the sole ruler of the Mongol plains.
Genghis Khan is also counted as a “national hero” in China, presumably by including Mongolia within China's wider geo-political sphere, which Mongolians resent.
The paternity of Genghis Khan's eldest son, Jochi, remains unclear to this day and was a serious point of contention in his lifetime.
Some scholars, notably Ratchnevsky, have commented on the possibility that Jochi was secretly poisoned by order of Genghis Khan.
Genghis Khan's empress and first wife Borte had four sons, Jochi (1185–1226), Chagatai (?—1241), Цgedei (?—1241), and Tolui (1190–1232).
Following Mongolia's repudiation of communism in the early 1990s, Genghis became a symbol of the nation, which some call "Genghis Khan's Mongolia" or "Genghis' nation."
The Genghis Khan Mausoleum is his memorial, but not his burial site.
Genghis Khan asked to be buried without markings.
The Mongol Empire, created by Genghis Khan in 1206, was bordered on the west by the Western Xia Dynasty.
Genghis Khan himself never doubted Jochi's lineage; he claimed that he was his first son.