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Fazli (Faḍlī, “belonging to munificence or abundance”), an Ottoman poet, was the son of Fuzuli (Fuḍūlī, d. 963/1556). His nom de plume is an apparent tribute to the pen name of his father, who gave him much of his education as a poet.

Fazli’s date of birth is unknown, but it must have been some time before 963/1556, the year of his father’s death. ʿAhdī’s Tezkire, completed in 971/1563–4, describes Fazli as an already mature poet. This probably means that he was then around twenty years old, making his birth date circa 1543. An anonymous Persian qiṭʿa—ascribed by some to Fuzuli and ment…

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Heß, Michael R., “Fazli”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27073>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 9789004282100, 2015, 2015-1

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