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Wāṣif Enderūnī
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, ʿOt̲h̲mān , Ottoman poet, born at an unknown date, d. in 1824.

As his name implies, he was educated in the Enderūn or Palace School, his mother being a niece of the commander of the Bostānd̲j̲i̊s [q.v.], K̲h̲alīl Pas̲h̲a, who became Grand Vizier to Aḥmed III. His life was spent filling various court offices, including for Selīm III, to whom various of his poems are dedicated. At the accession of Muṣṭafā IV in 1807, he was promoted to the service of the Royal Chamber. In 1818 he retired from palace service and became administrator of the waḳf of Süleymān Pas̲h̲a at Bolayi̊r, dying at Istan…

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Balim, Çiǧdem, “Wāṣif Enderūnī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 02 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7884>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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