- Mar 2016
The more I read about Timur, the more it makes me think surpassed Genghis if not in overall scope of conquest, but in the brilliance of his individual campaigns, and the impressive diversity of enemies he fought and beat. Genghis fought against other steppe tribes, the northern Chinese and the Kwarezmians, while Timur fought everyone from Persians to Indians to the Ottomans to the Crusaders to the Golden Horde, and won every time. Timur's victory against Delhi is, in my opinion, far more impressive than any individual action that Genghis achieved. God only knows what he could have achieved if he reached China before he died.