The 7 Greatest Conquerors of All Time

There is no doubt that Genghis Khan s reputation proceeds him. Born with the name Temüjin and the son of a Mongolian chieftain

Genghis Khan

Before the Persian Empire existed, it was a state within the empire of Medes. All that changed with Cyrus the Great, who freed Persia from the Median s clutches,

Cyrus the Great

Another one of the greatest conquerors of all time was Alexander the Great. The son of King Philip of Macedon, Alexander was raised and educated like a future conqueror;

Alexander the Great

Another one of the greatest conquerors of all time was Attila the Hun. Born into the ruling family of the Hun empire, which controlled the central Asian area between Rome and Russia,

Attila the Hun

Another one of the greatest conquerors of all time, and perhaps the most recent, was Napoleon Bonaparte. Born on the Island of Corsica to a family descended from Italian nobility

Napoleon Bonaparte

Another one of the greatest conquerors of all time was Tamerlane (also known as Timur). Born in modern-day Uzbekistan, Tamerlane was the founder of the Timurid Empire

Tamerlane

The name Charlemagne gives a sense of might yet regal grace. That s for good reason too, as Charlemagne the Great was a noble child who eventually became Emperor

Charlemagne