Timur defeats Tokhtamysh

Timur defeats Tokhtamysh

Conquests of Tamerlane

Timur defeats Tokhtamysh
Emir Timur defeats the Golden Horde and its Kipchak warriors led by Tokhtamysh ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1395 Apr 15

Timur defeats Tokhtamysh

North Caucasus

He decisively routed Tokhtamysh in the Battle of the Terek river on 15 April 1395. All the major cities of the khanate were destroyed: Sarai, Ukek, Majar, Azaq, Tana and Astrakhan. Timur's attack on the cities of the Golden Horde in 1395 produced his first Western European victims, since it caused the destruction of the Italian trading colonies (comptoirs) in Sarai, Tana and Astrakhan. During the siege of Tana, the trading communities sent representatives to treat with Timur, but the latter only used them in a ruse to reconnoiter the city. The Genoese city of Caffa on the Crimean peninsula was spared, despite being a former ally of Tokhtamysh.

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