"Genghis Khan was born between 1150 and 1165. In his early childhood, he learned how to ride a horse. Later when he was six years old, he was allowed to participate in hunting expeditions with his clan/tribe. At around the age of nine, his tribal leader father was poisoned and he and his household were driven away by his clan, which thought he was too young to rule. Taught by his mother, he became leader of his family and learned how to care for and protect others, which would later be important for controlling an empire."