Luḳmān b. Sayyid Ḥusayn
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al-ʿĀs̲h̲ūrī al-Ḥusaynī al-Urmawī originated from Urmiya in western Persia. It is not known when he, or perhaps already his family before him, migrated to the Ottoman empire. Nor do we know much about his studies and career. He was apparently a protégé of the Grand Vizier Meḥmed Soḳullu (d. 987/1579) and of the influential K̲h̲ōd̲j̲a Saʿd al-Dīn [q.v.] whom he praised as his benefactor in one of his works (Rieu, Catalogue of the Turkish manuscripts in the British Museum , 53b, and H. Sohrweide in Der Islam , xlvi [1970], 292). In 1569 Selīm II appointed him as S̲h̲āhnāmed̲j̲i (official hist…

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Sohrweide, H., “Luḳmān b. Sayyid Ḥusayn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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