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Tamerlane

(1336—1405) Mongol ruler of Samarkand 1369–1405


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(1336–1405)

Mongol ruler of Samarkand (1369–1405). Leading a force of Mongols and Turks, between about 1364 and 1405 he conquered a large area including Persia, northern India, and Syria and established his capital at Samarkand; he defeated the Ottomans near Ankara in 1402, but died during an invasion of China. He was an ancestor of the Mogul dynasty in India.

Subjects: World History — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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