Conquests of Tamerlane

Timur becomes ruler of Chagatay tribe
Timur commanding the Siege of Balkh ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1370 Jan 1

Timur becomes ruler of Chagatay tribe

Balkh, Afghanistan

Timur becomes head of Ulus Chagatay, and begins to develop Samarkand as his capital. He married Husayn's wife Saray Mulk Khanum, a descendant of Genghis Khan, allowing him to become imperial ruler of the Chaghatay tribe.

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