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S̲h̲araf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī
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, Persian historian and poet of the Tīmūrid period, born at Yazd, died in 858/1454.

He was a favourite of the Tīmūrid ruler S̲h̲āh Ruk̲h̲ [q.v.] and of his son Mīrzā Abu ’l-Fatḥ Ibrāhīm Sulṭān, governor of Fārs, and in 832/1429 became tutor to the captured young Čingizid Yūnus K̲h̲ān. to whom he dedicated many poems. He was then in the service of the Tīmūrid prince Mīrzā Sulṭān Muḥammad in ʿIrāḳ ʿAd̲j̲amī or western Persia, and narrowly escaped death when that prince rebelled in 850/1447. After S̲h̲āh Ruk̲h̲’s death he …

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Bosworth, C.E., “S̲h̲araf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6833>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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