The Empire of Timur the Lame, c. 1404 CE

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 07 August 2023
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A map illustrating the empire and campaigns of Timur (from the Chagatai word for iron) at its biggest extent before his death in 1405. Timur the Lame (Timur-i Leng from Persian, Tamerlane as it had evolved in English or Timūr Gurkānī, son-in-law following his marriage into Genghis Khan's family) was a 14th-century (1336 – 1405) Muslim conqueror of a Turco-Mongol descent who, at the peak of his Central Asian Timurid Empire, had defeated the major powers of the day - the Mamluks, Ottomans, the Sultanate of Delhi, and the Golden Horde and invaded, among others, Persia, Mesopotamia, Russia, Georgia, India, Syria, and Turkey. After his death preparing to invade the Ming Dynasty of China, the empire, which was never more than an expression of his personal ambition and dominance, quickly fell into disputes and civil wars and crumbled.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, August 07). The Empire of Timur the Lame, c. 1404 CE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17689/the-empire-of-timur-the-lame-c-1404-ce/

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