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Badr Shīrvānī
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Badr Shīrvānī (789–854/1387–1450) was a Persian poet who spent most of his career in Azerbaijan as a panegyrist at the court of the Shīrvān Shāhs (fl. mid-ninth to mid-sixteenth centuries). He was born in Azerbaijan, in the city of Shamākhī, the capital city of the Shīrvān Shāh dynasty. His father, Ḥājjī Shams al-Dīn, was apparently wealthy but paid scant attention to his son after the death of his birth mother. By his own account, Badr was precocious and began writing poetry at the age of ten or…

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Losensky, Paul E., “Badr Shīrvānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23364>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004181311, 2009, 2009-4

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