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Tamerlane Gender: M
born on 9 April 1336 Jul.Cal. (17 Apr 1336 greg.) at 23:57 (= 11:57 PM )
Place Sachrisabz, Uzbekistan, 39n03, 66e50
Timezone LMT m66e50 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 27°49' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°01 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°19'

photo: Shakko, license gfdl


Mongolian conqueror who sought to restore the empire of Genghis Khan and is noted for being one of the greatest but cruelest leaders of all time. He once cemented 2,000 live men in a tower, he buried 4,000 men alive and pyramided 70,000 skulls.

Died 2/17/1405.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 17 February 1405 (greg.) (Age 68)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

LMR quotes Modern Astrology 3/1932, from Ashmole MS No.243 in the Bodlein Library (April 9, 1336 OS). Arthur Blackwell writes "The (non) source I have is R. Grousset's "Empire of the Steppes," Rutgers, 1970, p.409, which gives April 8, 1336. Kesh is identified with Shahr-i-Sebz, which is south of Samarkind, approximately 67 E.00, 39 N.40. April 8 OS is equivilent to April 16 NS."

Ruth Dewey quotes Gibbon's "Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire" for a footnote in which Gibbons quotes "Sintagma Dissertat" by Dr. Hyde, p.466, for the date of Tamerlane. "The chart was done by the court astrologer of Ulugh Beg, the grandson of Tamerlane while the old man was still alive. He was born in the village of Sebzarcash, 40 miles south of Samarkind, April 9, 1336 OS, 11:57 PM." In May 2004, Ken Eardley writes: "I found a book in the Library of Congress by a French pre-revolutionary astrologer named deBoulainvilliers which contained a number of old charts in the Ptolomaic square format which gave Tamerlane as April 9 OS, 1335 at Midnight in 'Kesh.'" Diana Rosenberg rightfully points out in November 2009 that local apparent time would have been in existence at the time of this birth. PT notes that even though LMT is noted here as the time zone, the appropriate adjustment for LAT has been made and the chart is correct for the time, date and place given.

As François Carrière pointed out in the forum, the year 1335 cited above is wrong. The square chart is set for 9 April 1336.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Epilepsy
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide by order (Murdered thousands)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Mongolian conqueror)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection