March 29, 2000
The names of some of the people he ruled were the Mongols, the Turks, and the Persians. Before Tamerlane, a strong soldier named Genghis Khan had been the ruler and Tamerlane wanted to rule the same area that Genghis Khan had.
Tamerlane died in 1405 CE while he was trying to invade China. After his death, his grand empire fell apart. While he was alive he asked his workers to write about his life and adventures. They wrote these wonderful stories in a book called the Book of Victory. The stories in this book show that Tamerlane was not always a very nice man, but he did give money to artists and writers. He is remembered as much for his good actions as for his bad ones.
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