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Ḥasan Baghdādī
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Ḥasan Baghdādī, a renowned Persian illuminator (mudhahhib) of the 10th/16th century contemporaneous with the Ṣafawid Shāh Ṭahmāsb I (r. 930–984/1524–1576) and Shāh Ismāʿīl II (r. 984–985/1576–1577).

He was the son of Qawām al-Dīn Baghdādī, born in Baghdad and raised in Tabrīz (Qāḍī Aḥmad, 145; Ṣādiqī Afshār, 256–257). Nothing is known in the existing sources about the date of his birth and death (see Nawāʾī, 24–26; Iskandar Beg, 1/177). Ḥabīb Iṣfahānī (p. 264) is the only author to describe Baghdādī as the pupil of a certain Muḥammad Qamṭana whose name is not found in the biographies.


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Eftekhar, Fariba and Translated by Jaimee Comstock-Skipp, “Ḥasan Baghdādī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_051776>
First published online: 2022

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