How many people did the Mongols kill in their conquests?
Due to the sheer scale of the Mongol horde’s invasions and expansions, it is impossible to give an accurate number on the amount of individuals that were killed due to these conquests. Most estimates place the number of people killed at around 20-30 million people, which was around 5% of the world’s population of the time.
Areas of Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East were particularly badly devastated, with up to half of the population of Hungary being killed in a space of around ten years and numerous cities in the Middle East being entirely destroyed and abandoned.
The devastation and displacement of the Mongol expansion was one of the largest if not the largest period of death, destruction, and devastation in human history in relation to population and settlement sizes of the time.