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ʿAbd al-Karīm Khwārazmī
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ʿAbd al-Karīm Khwārazmī, a 9th/15th-century Persian poet and calligrapher. He was the son of ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (q.v.) and the brother of ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Khwārazmī (q.v.), both renowned calligraphers (ʿAlī Shīr, 301; Quṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad, 83). He is believed to have been born in Shīrāz, where he spent most of his life. If he did officially enter the court of Yaʿqūb Āq-qūyūnlū (r. 883–896/1478–1491) and receive patronage, as implied by the fact that he occasionally used the epithet ‘al-Yaʿqūbī’, this means that ʿAbd al-Karīm…

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Yadollah Gholami and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd al-Karīm Khwārazmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0056>
First published online: 2015

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