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Andelibi (Kastamonulu)
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Andelibi (ʿAndelībī, Kastamonulu, fl. tenth/sixteenth century) was an Ottoman divan (dīvān, high culture) poet, originally from Kastamonu (in north-central Anatolia). His real name was Hasan (Ḥasan), and he lived under the aegis of Sultan Mehmed (Meḥmed) II (r. 848–50/1444–6 and 855–86/1451–81). Sources from his era provide the only evidence about his life and work, and his biographical information is mostly recorded in şuara tezkireleri (şuʿarā tedhkireleri, poets’ biographies).

Andelibi worked as a religious official in Istanbul, where he achieved fame as a Qu…

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Yazar, İlyas, “Andelibi (Kastamonulu)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27323>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 9789004435964, 20210701, 2021-4

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