Most people have heard of Genghis Khan and his destructive, bloodthirsty ways. But few people know Genghis Khan's great-great-granddaughter was just as hardcore as he was, maybe even more so. Khutulun proved, throughout her life, she had been born with her ancestor's fighting spirit. She may have had many brothers, and may have been the youngest, but she was known as a fierce and formidable warrior. At one point, she was even poised to take over as chief. Historians still debate as to why she was never placed in charge, and a working theory states murder may have been involved.
When it comes to Khutulun facts, it's hard to tell what's real and what's legend, similar to the various stories surrounding Genghis Khan. For one thing, many facts have just been lost or covered up over time, such as whether or not she was married. This warrior princess may not get her own Netflix special, but she was noteworthy enough to be included in the Marco Polo series.
She Allegedly Bested Nearly 100 Men In Wrestling, Winning 10,000 Horses In The Process
She Caught The Attention Of Marco Polo
She Was In Line To Be Leader Of Her People, But She Declined The Position
People Were Spreading Incestuous Rumors About Her
She Was The Favorite Child, Despite Having 14 Brothers
She Was A Skilled Tactician