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Tamerlane

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane

Profession: Turkic Conqueror

Nationality:
Mongolia
Mongolian
Turkey
Turkish

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

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

Died: February 19, 1405 (aged 68)

Historical Events

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

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