The Great Empire of Mongols was founded by Chinggis Khaan. The Mongol
Empire reached its greatest territorial extent in the 13th century,
encompassing most of Asia and extending westward to the Eastern Europe.
Chinggis Khaan was a remarkable military leader, strategist and a wise
statesman. He passed away at the age of 66. Chinggis Khaan left to
posterity a powerful and unconquerable Empire, as well as pride and
grateful memories of himself. After the death of Chinggis Khaan his
son Ogodei became the Khaan of the Mongol Empire. Ogodei reigned from
1228 to 1241. The Mongol Empire expanded to comprise northern China,
Turkestan, Middle East, Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus and Iran. Batu,
grandson of Chinggis Khaan, reached Hungary, Poland and Moravia in
1241-1242. Another grandson of Chinggis Khaan, Kubilai Khaan, conquered
the whole territory of China and became the founder of the Mongol Dynasty
in China. The Mongol Empire existed for almost 150 years, up to the end
of the 14th century.