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Olg̲h̲un, Meḥmed Ṭāhir
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(Tahir Olgun, Tâhir-ül Mevlevî), Turkish writer and literary critic, born in Istanbul on 13 September 1877, died in 1951. He graduated from the Gülk̲h̲āne Rüshdiyye-i ʿAskeriyyesi (military high school) and Mens̲h̲eʾ-i küttāb-i ʿaskeriyye. While working as a secretary at the War Ministry, he attended the Fātiḥ Mosque medrese and received his id̲j̲āzet-nāme from Met̲h̲newīk̲h̲wān Selānikli Meḥmed Esʿad Dede Efendi, whence his name Tâhir-ül Mevlevî. After 1903 he taught Persian, the history of Islam, history and literature in many schools, including…

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Balim, Çİğdem, “Olg̲h̲un, Meḥmed Ṭāhir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6020>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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