n : mongolian ruler of samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from turkey to mongolia (1336-1405) [syn: tamerlane, tamburlaine, timur, timur lenk]
Timur, Tarmashirin Khan, Emir Timur, Timur Beg Gurkhani ( Timur, Chagatai: "iron"; 9 April 1336 – 18 February 1405), historically known as Tamerlane ( Timur(-e) Lang, "Timur the Lame"), was a Turko-Mongol ruler of Barlas lineage. He conquered West, South and Central Asia and founded the Timurid dynasty. He was the grandfather of Ulugh Beg, who ruled Central Asia from 1411 to 1449, and the great-great-great-grandfather of Babur Beg, founder of the Mughal Empire, which ruled parts of South Asia for around four centuries, from 1526 until 1857.
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1. Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)
(synonym) Tamerlane, Tamburlaine, Timur Lenk
(hypernym) ruler, swayer
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