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Badīʿ al-Zamān Tabrīzī
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Badīʿ al-Zamān Tabrīzī (alive in 1038/1629), son of ʿAlī Riḍā ʿAbbāsī (q.v.), was a calligrapher specialising in the nastaʿlīq style. He was born in Tabrīz, and given that historical sources do not refer to his master, the assumption has been that he was trained under the tutelage of his father, one of the most accomplished calligraphers of the Ṣafawid era (see Bayānī, Aḥwāl, 1/97–99, 2/456, 461). There is scant information about his life: only Mīrzā Sanglākh, in his habitually embellished accounts, has given a summary of hi…

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Mahbanoo Alizadeh and Translated by Roxane Zand, “Badīʿ al-Zamān Tabrīzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000026>
First published online: 2015

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