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Conqueror Tamerlane Dies of the Plague

On this day in 1405, Timur, known in the West as Tamerlane, the great conqueror of Central Asia, succumbed to the plague while campaigning on his empire’s eastern border. It brought to the end a reign that was characterised by bloodshed and war, but that also witnessed significant patronage of the arts and architecture, and…Read more