Āgehī
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, Turkish poet and historian, d. 985/1577-8. His real name was Manṣūr. He was born in Yenid̲j̲e-yi Wardar (Giannitsa in Greek Macedonia), which was at that time an important centre. His career as mudarris and ḳāḍī took him to various places; Gallipoli and Istanbul are mentioned by his biographers. Āgehī was a poet of considerable renown in spite of the fact that no dīwān of his poems seems to have existed. He owed his fame, particularly, to a ḳaṣīda addressed to his sweetheart, a young sailor, and composed in the professional slang of the Turkish sailors of his time and c…

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Tietze, A., “Āgehī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0360>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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