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Elvan Çelebi
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Elvan (Elvān) Çelebi (d. after 760/1358–9), an Ottoman poet, was the son of Âşık Ali (ʿĀşıq ʿAlī) Paşa (d. 13 Safer 733/3 November 1332), author of the Garibname (Gharībnāme). His grandfather was Muhlis (Mukhliṣ) Paşa (d. 672/1273–4), and his great grandfather, Baba İlyas-i Horasani (Bābā İlyās-i Khurāsānī, d. 638/1240). Elvan Çelebi’s exact date and place of birth are unknown, but he was probably born in Kırşehir, located in central Anatolia. Some sources identify him as “Ulvan” (ʿUl…

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Köksal, M. Fatih, “Elvan Çelebi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27800>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4



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