wsr 42 Timur

  • Apr 8, 1336


    born in Kesh, Transoxiana (moderd Uzbekistan). his father belonged to a Barlas tribe. he clained that he was related to Ghengis Khan.
  • Jan 1, 1360

    Gained prominence as a military leader

    his troops were mostly turkik tribesmen of that area. he went on campaigns in Transoxiana with the Khan of Chagatai. he gained power
  • Jan 1, 1362


    plotting against the mongols, he started forming alliances with like-minded rulers. he was subsiquently dethroned. he had to become a bandit to survive.
  • Jan 1, 1364

    defeated Ilyas Khoja

    He became a well respected mercenary in Persia, and atracted a large following. he banded together with Amir Hussien and defeated the son of the mongol leader, Ilyas Khoja.
  • Jan 1, 1366

    gains control of Transoxiana

    timur and his ally Hussien battled through Transoxiana. by 1366 they controlled the entire state.
  • Jan 1, 1370

    Kills Hussien

    Timur's wife, who was the hussiens sister died. this left timur free to kill his former ally. this made him the sole ruler of the entire region
  • Jan 1, 1379

    Completes conquests of central asia

    after almost a decade of conquering, timur had gained control over all of central asia. the conquests were carectorized by severe brutality and violence.
  • Jan 1, 1385

    Gains Persia

    Timur captured Herat in 1383. This was the opening salvo against Persia. By 1385, all of Persia was his.
  • Jan 1, 1401

    expands empire

    By this time, timurs empire had added Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Georgia, India, Turkey and Egypt. the carnage charactoristic of Timur's conquests continued. the entire city of Bagdad lay in ruins, as was the Indian city of Delhi
  • Feb 14, 1405


    Died in route to a campaign againt the ming dynasty. it was one of the bitterest winters ever recorded. He fell ill and died due to the horrible weather