1336 - 1405


Timur (Chagatai: تيمور Temür "Iron"; 9 April 1336 – 17–19 February 1405), later Timūr Gurkānī (Chagatai: Temür Küregen), sometimes spelled Taimur and historically best known as Amir Timur or Tamerlane (Persian: تيمور لنگ‎ Temūr(-i) Lang, Chagatai: Aqsaq Temür, "Timur the Lame"), 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. Timur is also considered a great patron of art and architecture, as he interacted with intellectuals such as Ibn Khaldun and Hafiz-i Abru and his reign introduced the Timurid Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Timur has received more than 5,410,128 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Timur ranks 4 out of 1,194Before him are Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, and Joan of Arc. After him are Charles de Gaulle, Spartacus, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Themistocles.

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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 72Before him are Avicenna (980). After him are Al-Biruni (973), Babur (1483), Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Islam Karimov (1938), Al-Tirmidhi (824), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849), Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur (1603), and Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957).


Among military personnels born in Uzbekistan, Timur ranks 1

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