Uzbekistan - Political and Cultural Figures

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Good ol Omar

illustration for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: "Earth could not answer; nor the Seas that mourn"

James Elroy Flecker: He's not an Uzbek but he wrote 'The Golden Road to Samarkand'      'We travel not for trafficking alone;      By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned:     For lust of knowing what should not be known      We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.'

James Elroy Flecker: He's not an Uzbek but he wrote 'The Golden Road to Samarkand' 'We travel not for trafficking alone; By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned: For lust of knowing what should not be known We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.

Mongorians! (Timur)

A Timurid era illustration of Emir Timur. In 1385 Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde conquers parts the Jalayirid Empire in western Persia, causing a rift between himself and Timur of the Timurid Empire, who had also wanted to conquer Persia.

Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Usmanov on Forbes

Abu-Rayhon Beruniy - scientist

Abu Rahayan Al Biruni- born in Kharazwm, 973 AD. A Muslim scholar in several fields such as physics, mathematics, natural sciences and astronomy. he made important contributions to all his fields.

Islam Karimov

Islam Karimov

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