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Timur (Chagatay: تيمور Temür, lit. 'Iron'; 9 April 1336 – 17–19 February 1405), later Timūr Gurkānī (Chagatay: تيمور کورگن Temür Küregen), was a Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia, becoming the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty. As an undefeated commander, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest military leaders and tacticians in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Timur has received more than 7,106,897 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). Timur is the 4th most popular military personnel, the 2nd most popular biography from Uzbekistan and the most popular Uzbekistani Military Personnel.

Timur was a 14th century conqueror who conquered much of Central Asia, Persia, and the Middle East. He is most famous for the capture of Baghdad in 1393.

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Among military personnels, Timur ranks 4 out of 1,466Before him are Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, and Joan of Arc. After him are Spartacus, Charles de Gaulle, Erwin Rommel, Karl Dönitz, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Chiang Kai-shek.

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Among people born in 1336, Timur ranks 1After him are Stefan Uroš V, Albert I, Duke of Bavaria, Philip, Duke of Orléans, and Harihara I. Among people deceased in 1405, Timur ranks 1After him are Jean Froissart, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, and Princess Milica of Serbia.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Timur ranks 2 out of 107Before him are Avicenna (980). After him are Al-Biruni (973), Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Babur (1483), Al-Tirmidhi (824), Islam Karimov (1938), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Shah Rukh (1377), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani (810), and Anna German (1936).


Among military personnels born in Uzbekistan, Timur ranks 1