How many descendants did Genghis Khan has ?
Genghis Khan, the Mongol emperor who conquered most of Asia in the 13th century and has nearly 16 million descendants, said Dan Bradley, the scientists from Trinity College Dublin. Here is the proof: scientist found recently that 8% of men in the central Asia shared the same Y chromosome as the dynasty linked to Genghis Khan. Mind you that Y chromosome is always passed on from fathers to sons.
Dan Bradley and his team also found that this kind of 'Genghis Khan Effect' existed in Ireland, where Niall of the Nine Hostages (a 5th-century warlord) has 3 million men worldwide among his offspring.
There used to be a link between profligacy and power. But now, if you're successful you don't always have more children.
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