Also known as the Emperor Shizu of Yuan, Kublai Khan served as the fifth khagan of the famous Mongol Empire. After the division of the empire, Kublai Khan founded the Yuan dynasty in China and ruled as the first Yuan emperor from 1271 until his death in 1294. Hence, he played an important role in re-creating a militarily powerful China.
The chief military strategist of Genghis Khan and Ögedei Khan, Subutai went down in history for his sophisticated and coordinated movements, which helped him conquer 32 nations and win 65 battles. Born to a blacksmith, Subutai, with his humble birth, proved that meritocracy ruled in the Mongol Empire.