Lenk Timur (1336-1405)

Timur Lenk
One of the greatest conquerors of world history. He was one of the sons of the head of a clan of nomads in middle Asia. In the 1360' s he seized csagatajida - part of the Mongolian empire then conquered and mercilessly destroyed every decent country in the Middle-East, in the Caucasian, Southern Russia, Horezm, Afghanistan and Northern India. At the time of his death the empire extended from China to the western shores of Asia Minor. Its capital Samarkand had developed into an outstanding cultural centre under the rule of his successors (the timurids).