- "I will ward off your enemies as felt cloth protects one from the wind."
Subutai (1175 – 1248) was a Mongolian general, and the primary military strategist of both Genghis and later Ögedei Khan, for whom he conquered or overran more territory than any other known commander.
His tactical acumen was unmatched, and he showed an ability to organize and coordinate armies hundreds miles apart. It took less than a decade for Subutai to rise to the highest rank possible for one not related to Gengis Khan by blood, and he remained in that position until the age of seventy. Of this legacy, he presided over more than twenty campaigns, in which he conquered thirty-two nations and won sixty-five pitched battles.