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People/Characters: Borte

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Works (8)

Amgalant Two: Tribal Brawls by Bryn Hammond
The Blue Wolf: A Novel of the Life of Chinggis Khan by Yasushi Inoué
The Earth is the Lord's by Taylor Caldwell
Genghis Khan: His Life and Legacy by Paul RatchnevskyTemuchin's wife
Ruler Of The Sky: A Novel of Genghis Khan by Pamela Sargent
The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan by Stephanie Thornton
Uppity Women of Medieval Times by Vicki Leon
Who Was Genghis Khan? by Nico Medina

Character description

Börte (simply Borte, also Börte Üjin; Cyrillic: Бөртэ үжин; c. 1161–1230) was the first wife of Temüjin, who became Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire. Börte became the head of the first Court of Genghis Khan, and Grand Empress of his Empire. Little is known about the details of her early life, but she was betrothed to him at a young age, married at 17, and then kidnapped by a rival tribe. The decision by her husband to rescue her may have been one of the key decisions that started him on his path to conquer the world. She gave birth to four sons and five daughters, who, along with their own descendants, were the key bloodline which further expanded the Mongol Empire.

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