Naming a child Tamerlan is like naming a child Adolf Hitler.
Tamerlan* was a kick-ass warlord in his day. 17-million people lost their lives (about 5% of the earth's peoples in the late 1300's) at Tamerlan's hands. He was quite the conqueror, and had no qualms about killing the entire population of any city that resisted him. Next to Tamerlan, Hitler was a minor-league player.
* (born April 8, 1336 in Kech near Chakhrisabz in present-day Uzbekistan; died February 18, 1405 at Otrar in present-day Kazakhstan). More »
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