Timur Lenk, 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.

Also called Timour, Timur.
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  • Another severe persecution was in the 14th century by Tamerlane.

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  • Not that little Tamerlane, as his father called him, should die just to be out of her path.

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  • Resort of pilgrims to mosque of Hazret-Yassavi, built by Tamerlane.

  • But Tamerlane was nothing to him, the Prophet Daniel was nothing to him.

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  • It was, in 1400, destroyed and reduced to ashes by Tamerlane.

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Turkic name Timur (tiːˈmʊə). ?1336–1405, Mongol conqueror of the area from Mongolia to the Mediterranean; ruler of Samarkand (1369–1405). He defeated the Turks at Angora (1402) and died while invading China
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