Battle of Tashkent

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Battle of Tashkent
Result Chagatai Khanate victory[1]
Timurid Empire Chagatai Khanate
Commanders and leaders
Amir Hussein
Semsheddin Beg
Haji Ilyas
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Tashkent also known as the Battle of the Mire or The Battle of the Marshes took place between the Chagatai Khanate and Timur, and a rare defeat for Timur.[2]

In 1365, the Mongols returned under the leadership of Haji Ilyas.[1] Timur and Amir Hussein set out for Tashkent to meet this army. The battle ended inconclusively on the first day. On the second day, although Timur initially repelled the Mongols, Mongol General Semsheddin gathered a Mongol unit and defeated Timur without him realizing what had happened, suffering heavy losses.[citation needed] Amir Hussein's condition was not good. He was defeated and retreated. Realizing that Timur was also defeated, he realized that he had lost the battle and fled towards Samarkand.[citation needed] The Mongols came and besieged Samarkand, Timur's capital, neither Amir Hussein nor Timur faced the Mongols. Samarkand was left to its fate, and by their own efforts they defeated the Mongols.


  1. ^ a b Roux 1991, p. 70.
  2. ^ Grousset 1970, p. 412.

Works cited[edit]

  • Roux, Jean-Paul (1991). Tamerlan (in French). Fayard. ISBN 978-2-213-02742-5. Retrieved 18 January 2024.
  • Grousset, René (1970). The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0-8135-1304-1. Retrieved 18 January 2024.