1336?-1405; Mongol warrior whose conquests extended from the Black Sea to the upper Ganges
Origin of Tamerlaneafter Timur lenk, Timur the lame
or Tam·bur·laine 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.