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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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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7 Comments:

Blogger Crazy Dan said...

Thats crazy 16 million!! He must have been busy.

9:12 PM

 
Blogger Soyola said...

I am Mongolian and everybody in Mongolia consider themselves from descendants of Genghis Khan. There are about 2.7 million Mongolians in Mongolia about 5 million in China and Russia. I guess the rest of them are in Middle East and Eastern Europe considering he and his sons conquered those places

9:19 PM

 
Blogger paul√£o said...

Well, I have a new idol.

5:07 PM

 
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

Interesting stuff!

How many descendants does Wilt Chamberlain have??

5:37 PM

 
Blogger 3ngin33r said...

wow, I'm SURE I'm one of those 16 million... sorta makes you feel insignificant.

nice blog! very interesting :)

6:42 PM

 
Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

Interesting...

8:22 PM

 
Blogger alji said...

Say each generation is 25 years on average. In 1206, at the age of 42, Temujin took the title Universal Ruler, which translates to Genghis Khan. 2006 - 1206 = 800 years

You have two parents ----------- 25
--------- four grand parents --- 50
--------- eight great grand parents
next ---- 16 ------------------- 75
then ---- 32 ------------------ 100
--------- 64 ------------------ 125
--------- 128 ----------------- 150
--------- 256 ----------------- 175
--------- 512 ----------------- 200
-------- 1,024 ---------------- 225
-------- 2,048 ---------------- 250
-------- 4,096 ---------------- 275
-------- 8,192 ---------------- 300
------- 16,384 ---------------- 325
------- 32,768 ---------------- 350
------- 65,536 ---------------- 375
------ 131,072 ---------------- 400
------ 262,144 ---------------- 425
------ 524,288 ---------------- 450
---- 1,048,576 ---------------- 475
---- 2,097,152 ---------------- 500
---- 4,194,304 ---------------- 525
---- 8,388,608 ---------------- 550
--- 16,777,216 ---------------- 575
--- 33,554,432 ---------------- 600
--- 67,108,864 ---------------- 625
-- 134,217,728 ---------------- 650
-- 268,435,456 ---------------- 675
-- 536,870,912 ---------------- 700
- 1,073,741,824 --------------- 725
- 2,147,483,648 --------------- 750
- 4,294,967,296 --------------- 775
- 8,589,934,592 --------------- 800

So 800 years ago you have
4,294,967,296 male relations!

7:57 AM

 

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