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    (1336-February 19, 1405)
    Tamerlane is the Westernized form of Timur I Ling (Timur the Lame)
    Established an empire stretching from northern India to the Mediterranean
    Was of Turkish ethnicity
    He falsely claimed descent from Genghis Khan.
    He received several arrow wounds for trying to steal sheep during his younger days.
    Those wounds permanently damaged his left leg and left arm, which is why he was known as The Lame.
    He was known for building pyramids of skulls of his enemies.
    Even though he was Muslim, he drank heavily.
    He was illiterate.
    His first name, Timur, means Iron in Turkish.
    Despite his illiteracy, he spoke Turkish and Persian, and enjoyed being read to by his servants during dinner.
    He was unbiased and hired Mongols, Turks, Arabs, Armenians, Iranians, and Indians in his army.
    He was a proficient chess player.

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