Timur Kutlug ( tat. Timer Kotlyg ) - Khan of the Golden Horde in 1395-1399, son of Timur-Malik , grandson of Urus-Khan .
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After the defeat of Tokhtamysh in the great war with Timur , Timur-Kutlug was planted on the Golden Horde throne by the Temnik Edigey , then the actual ruler of the Horde.
Tokhtamysh, without losing hope of restoring his power, made an alliance with Prince Vitovt . In 1399, a battle took place on the Vorskla River , in which the troops of Timur-Kutlug, under the command of Edigey, defeated the combined forces of Vitovt and Tokhtamysh. Timur Kutlug's troops ravaged the Dnieper lands and laid siege to Kiev , but taking a huge ransom (3000 Lithuanian hryvnias), retreated.
Tokhtamysh, having fled to Siberia, where he still had many supporters, seized power in the Tyumen Yurt (1399). The winner, Khan Timur-Kutlug, did not rest long on his laurels after his victory. The young khan began to show a desire for independent government. Concerned about his political ambitions, Temnik Edigey organized a coup, killed Timur-Kutlug and elevated his younger brother Shadibek to the khan’s throne.