Bahmanyār b. al-Marzubān
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Bahmanyār b. al-Marzubān, Abū al-Ḥasan (or Abū al-Ḥusayn) (d. 458/1066), was an Iranian philosopher and one of the most prominent students of Ibn Sīnā. There has been much confusion over his names: one source, a 9th/15th-century manuscript of Ibn Sīnā’s Mubāḥathāt, gives his kunya as Abū al-Ḥusayn, describing him as al-kātib (the chancery secretary), while Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa (p. 458) calls him Abū al-Ḥasan. In addition, he was erroneously given the title Kiyā Rāʾīs by Niẓāmī ʿArūḍī (p. 82),…

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Garakani, Morteza Gharaee and Brown, Keven, “Bahmanyār b. al-Marzubān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 May 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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