ʿAbd al-Ḥaḳḳ Ḥāmid
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( Abdülhak Hâmit ), Turkish poet, born 2 Febr. 1852. He belonged to an old family of scholars which came from Izmīr, but resided for some time in Egypt before returning to Istanbul in the second half of the 18th century. His grandfather, ʿAbd al-Ḥaḳḳ Molla, was chief court physician, and a great favourite during that later period of Maḥmūd II’s reign which began in 1826 and brought renewal to the Empire. He had a great part in the opening of the new School of Medicine, wrote occasional poetry and left a diary ( Tārīk̲h̲-i Liwāʾ ) describing the Sultan’s sojourn in 1828 (during the Russian…

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Hamdi Tanpinar, A., “ʿAbd al-Ḥaḳḳ Ḥāmid”, 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 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0086>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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