Timur starts his conquest of Persia

Timur starts his conquest of Persia

Conquests of Tamerlane

Timur starts his conquest of Persia
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1383 Jan 1

Timur starts his conquest of Persia

Herat, Afghanistan

Timur began his Persian campaign with Herat, capital of the Kartid dynasty. When Herat did not surrender he reduced the city to rubble and massacred most of its citizens; it remained in ruins until Shah Rukh ordered its reconstruction. Timur then sent a General to capture rebellious Kandahar. With the capture of Herat the Kartid kingdom surrendered and became vassals of Timur; it would later be annexed outright less than a decade later in 1389 by Timur's son Miran Shah.

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