|He was the son of a tribal leader|
|Timur first united under his leadership the Turko-Mongol tribes located in the basins of the two rivers||He was from a Mongol tribe, Barlos|
Timur spent his early military career in subduing his rivals in what is now Turkistan; by 1369 he firmly controlled the entire area from his capital at Samarkand.4
|La Vie et la cour de Tamerlan|
|There were mongol tribes used to live in the area where his father was a leader||He is also called Timur Leng [Timur the lame]|
Some historians claim that he was the descendant of Jenghiz Khan.