Tamerlane


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Tam·er·lane

 (tăm′ər-lān′) or Tam·bur·laine (-bər-) Originally Timur. 1336-1405.
Mongolian conqueror who led his nomadic hordes from their capital at Samarqand in central Asia to overrun vast areas of Persia, Turkey, Russia, and India.

Tamerlane

(ˈtæməˌleɪn) or

Tamburlaine

n
(Biography) Turkic name Timur (tiːˈmʊə). ?1336–1405, Mongol conqueror of the area from Mongolia to the Mediterranean; ruler of Samarkand (1369–1405). He defeated the Turks at Angora (1402) and died while invading China

Tam•er•lane

(ˈtæm ərˌleɪn)

also Tamburlaine



n.
(Timur Lenk) 1336?–1405, Tartar conqueror in S and W Asia.
Also called Timur.
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Its title was "Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Other Poems.
The plain of Esdraelon--"the battle-field of the nations"--only sets one to dreaming of Joshua, and Benhadad, and Saul, and Gideon; Tamerlane, Tancred, Coeur de Lion, and Saladin; the warrior Kings of Persia, Egypt's heroes, and Napoleon--for they all fought here.
Historically, Tamerlane was a Mongol (Scythian) leader who in the fourteenth century overran most of Western Asia and part of Eastern Europe in much the way indicated in the play, which is based on sixteenth century Latin lives of him.
The poet uses the names of Caesar, of Tamerlane, of Bonduca, of Belisarius; the painter uses the conventional story of the Virgin Mary, of Paul, of Peter.
1405: The Mongol leader Tamerlane the Great died during an expedition to conquer China.
ON THIS DAY 1405: The Mongol leader Tamerlane the Great died during an expedition to conquer China.
But I'll admit it: there's nothing like PowerPoint when people need to see what you're talking about, whether it's the tomb of Tamerlane in Samarkand, a genetically modified eggplant, or a fountain pen Jose Rizal would have written with.
Wasn't he as barbarian as Sargon of Akkad, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Ghaznavi, Napoleon,, Hari Singh Nalwa or Hitler, who destroyed civilisations and killed millions in their greed to conquer one region after another?
As for John and Michelle Phillips, their children and grandchildren are colorfully called Bijou, Chynna, Aron, Jamison, Leon, Tamerlane, Vance and Alexander.
In one memorable scene he travels far into guerrilla territory to spend several days holed up in mountain caves with an 80-year-old tribal leader, who his peers say would have 'rivalled Tamerlane for blood and slaughter' had he been born in another era.
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
Supposedly Tamerlane brought an arm of Daniel, a relic, and they put it in this tomb," says Driscoll.