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Ibn K̲h̲allikān
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, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm Abu ’l-ʿAbbās S̲h̲ams al-Dīn al-Barmakī al-Irbilī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī , Arabic biographer, b. 11 Rabīʿ II 608/22 September 1211 at Irbil in a respectable family that claimed descent from the Barmakids. At the age of two, he lost his father, who was mudarris in the Muẓaffariyya college founded by the Begteginid [q.v.] Muẓaffar al-Dīn Gökburi (see Ibn K̲h̲allikān. no. 558). He began his studies under his father’s successor S̲h̲araf al-Dīn al-Irbilī (ibid., no. 44); he then continued them from 626/1229 in Aleppo under Ibn S̲h̲addād (ibid., no. 852) and Ibn Yaʿīs̲h̲ (i…

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Fück, J.W., “Ibn K̲h̲allikān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3248>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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