- Timur Lenk, 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.
Also called Timour, Timur.
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Amir Temur, also known as Tamerlane, was a Central Asian ruler and warlord who lived in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Although Tamerlane died six centuries ago, his legacy still carries enormous weight throughout Central Asia.
Despite the towers of skeletons, Tamerlane described himself as a peaceful man.
Another severe persecution was in the 14th century by Tamerlane.Modern Persia
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Not that little Tamerlane, as his father called him, should die just to be out of her path.Somehow Good
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Resort of pilgrims to mosque of Hazret-Yassavi, built by Tamerlane.A Literary and Historical Atlas of Asia
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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