15 Facts About Timurid Renaissance


Timurid Renaissance was a historical period in Asian and Islamic history spanning the late 14th, the 15th, and the early 16th centuries.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,206

Timurid Renaissance was marked slightly earlier than the Renaissance movement in Europe.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,207

The Timurid Renaissance reached its peak in the 15th century, after the end of the period of Mongol invasions and conquests.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,208

Timurid Renaissance differed from previous Buyid dynasty cultural and artistic developments in that it was not a direct revival of classical models, but rather a broadening of their cultural appeal by including more colloquial styles in Persian language.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,209

The Timurid Renaissance was inherited by Mughal India and had significant influence on the other states of the Age of the Islamic Gunpowders .

FactSnippet No. 1,053,210

Timurid Renaissance Empire was founded by Amir Tamerlane in 1370 after the conquest of several Ilkhanate successor states.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,211

Timurid Renaissance art absorbed and improved upon the traditional Persian concept of the "Arts of the Book".

FactSnippet No. 1,053,212

Timurid Renaissance was renowned as a benefactor and patron of learning in his kingdom.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,213

Timurid Renaissance has been described as "the quintessential Timurid ruler of the later period in Transoxiana" and his sophisticated court and generous artistic patronage was a source of admiration, particularly from his cousin, Babur of Mughal India.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,214

Timurid Renaissance architecture drew on the aspects of the Seljuk architecture.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,215

Timurid Renaissance architecture is the pinnacle of Islamic art in Central Asia.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,216

Timurid Renaissance architecture started with the sanctuary of Ahmed Yasawi in present-day Kazakhstan and culminated in Timur's mausoleum Gur-e Amir in Samarkand.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,217

Timurid Renaissance got immense support from both Emperor Shah Rukh and Queen Goharshad, who were very interested in the sciences and encouraged theirs court to study the various fields in great depth.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,218

Timurid Renaissance produced tables dealing with transformations between coordinate systems on the celestial sphere, such as the transformation from the ecliptic coordinate system to the equatorial coordinate system.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,219

Timurid Renaissance found empirical evidence for the Earth's rotation through his observation on comets and concluded, on the basis of empirical evidence rather than speculative philosophy, that the moving Earth theory is just as likely to be true as the stationary Earth theory.

FactSnippet No. 1,053,220