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What Happened on December 17, 1398

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Tamerlane captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies by setting camels loaded with hay alight and charging them at the Sultans armored elephants

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror

1398 Highlights

About December 17, 1398

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 622 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius