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Tamerlan, Tamerlane, Boston and Poe

When the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were identified I was struck by the name of the older brother: Tamerlan Tsarnaev. I remembered that Tamerlane was a historical figure and wondered about the background of the name. A quick consult of the interwebs showed that Tamerlane, TimÅ«r-e Lang, was an Uzbek ruler from the […]