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Garami (Gharāmī, b. 906/1500–1) was a tenth/sixteenth-century Ottoman poet, who recorded his name as Seyyid Mehmed b. Mustafa (Seyyid Meḥmed b. Muṣṭafā) in his divan (dīvān, collection of poems) (Gharāmī, 155b). Sehi (Sehī) Bey’s biographic anthology Heşt-Behişt notes that Garami was called kadıcık oğlu (Qāḍīcıq oghlu, “son of the “little kadı”) (İsen, 242), from which it can be inferred that his father was a kadı (judge).

Garami was born in Karaferye (today’s Veroia), near Thessaloniki, in Greece. The sources do not provide any information about his date of birth, but in his divan Gar…

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Demir, Recep, “Garami”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 26 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32071>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004356672, 2018, 2018-6

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