Ḥusayn Raḥmī
(1,853 words)

, in modern Turkish Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpinar (1864-1944), Turkish novelist and short story writer, who although outside all the literary currents and movements of his time, remained the most popular writer from the 1890’s until the late 1920’s.

Ḥusayn Raḥmī was born in the Ayaspasa quarter of Istanbul on 17 August 1864, the son of Meḥmed Saʿīd Pas̲h̲a, an aide to Sultan ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz. The family came originally from Aydi̊n. He lost his mother at the age of three, when his father was serving in Crete. He attended primary and secondary schools in Istanbul and later the Mak̲h̲red̲j̲-i aḳlām , whe…

Cite this page
İz, Fahīr, “Ḥusayn Raḥmī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2995>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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