Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane Full Name: Tamerlane


Profession: Turkic Conqueror
Why Famous: Conquered West, South and Central Asia and founded the Timurid dynasty.

Born: April 9, 1336
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan

Died: February 14, 1405 (aged 68)

Historical Events in the Life of Tamerlane

  • 1398-12-17 Timur (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 armoured elephants
  • 1401-07-09 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000

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