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Timur the Lame (Timur the Zoroastrian)

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December 31, 1469
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Timur The Great 1370–1405

Timur the Lame (Timur the Zoroastrian)

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Timur the Lame (Tamerlane) ruled an empire that stretched from Kyrgyzstan to Damascus, from the Aral Sea to the Indus River. He founded a dynasty that would last hundreds of years. Timur the Lame indeniable left his mark on places as far apart as China and Jerusalem. But the most important event in the whole of Timur's life is his conversion to Zoroastrianism. Because of this choice, Zoroastrianism once again became the dominant religion in the Zagros Mountains, Eastern Caucasus, Persia, Khorasan, and Central Asia.


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