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Synonyms for Tamerlane

Mongolian ruler of Samarkand who led his nomadic hordes to conquer an area from Turkey to Mongolia (1336-1405)

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The great leader and warrior Tamerlane liked gifts of gold and silver, so he was not happy with the simple gift.
1405: The Mongol leader Tamerlane the Great died during an expedition to conquer China.
The luster of fame and the shadow of regret dapple "Lost Enlightenment," S Frederick Starr's magisterial history of Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane.
In addition, Park Geun-hye visited Amir Timur Mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Tamerlane.
Built in the 1420s by the astronomer Ulugh Beg, a grandson of Tamerlane, the observatory was considered by scholars to have been one of the finest in the Muslim world.
The precious copy of the Quran arrived in Kazakhstan in 14th Century AD at the time of the legendary Commander Tamerlane.
The precious copy of the Holy Quran arrived in Kazakhstan in the 14th Century AD at the time of legendary Commander Tamerlane.
After the tragic bombing at the Marathon in Boston most reports, focusing on the motives behind the attacks in Boston, Massachusetts by Tamerlane and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, seem to suggest that the young recruiters to Jihad (holy struggle) are mainly misguided and frustrated idealists who bought into the idea of being defenders of the faith and pioneers in a movement to restore Islam to its former glory.
In the aftermath of the Patriot's Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlane Tsarnaev.
With his head resting on the long, sleek limbs of his Bear Tamerlane bow, he was the picture of deepest concentration as he prepared for his next shot, a shot that invariably went dead center.
Of those, he points out the military expedition of Tamerlane (AD 1336-1415) to Minor Asia, Rum that governed under the reign of Ildrum Bayazid (known as Bayezid I, AD 1354-1403), the first Ottoman supporter.
And like any delusional dictator, he is known for his outlandish behaviour: like re-writing history books to make himself the spiritual descendant of the warlord Tamerlane, owning a soccer team in the national league (who are conveniently champions nearly every year), and allegedly ordering the assassination of a political dissident hiding in Sweden.
Throughout history, its people never backed down on this constant reality, from Ramses II who launched a campaign against the Hittites, to the Mamluks who embarked to Palestine to deter Tamerlane and his troops, Ibrahim Pasha who knocked on the doors of Astana through Lebanon and Palestine and President Gamal Abdul Nasser who threatened leader Abdul Karim Qassim when the latter threatened Kuwait and showed on more than one occasion determination to defend Syria in the face of the threats which used to be launched from time to time by the Turkish army in the 1950s.
1405: The Mongol leader Tamerlane the Great - also known as Timur the Lame or Tamburlaine - died during an expedition to conquer China.