- Timur Lenk, 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia: ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405.
Also called Timour, Timur.
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Mahmd lived in the reign of Timur and professed to be Al-Mahd.The Faith of Islam
At the age of twenty-five Timur was hailed as the deliverer of his country.
Their sympathies were with their fellow-Tartars under Timur.
Timur is also said to have made a footstool of his conquered foe.
She saw a flame, with the face of Timur the Lame in it, descend into my body.Caravans By Night
- See Tamerlane
- 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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