Conquests of Tamerlane
1370 Jan 1
Timur becomes ruler of Chagatay tribeBalkh, 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.