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Khāqānī Shirvānī
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Afḍal al-Dīn Badīl b. ʿAlī b. Uthmān Khāqānī Shirvānī was a sixth/twelfth-century Persian poet best known for his panegyrical qaṣīdas (poems rhyming AA, BA, CA and usually panegyrical, ethical, or religious).

1. Life

He was born presumably in 521/1127 (as deducible from a chronogram in his Dīvān, 14, v. 13, corroborated by other references in the Dīvān) in Shirvān, a region in the eastern Caucasus, in the present-day Republic of Azerbaijan. He died in Tabriz in Iran most probably in …

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Beelaert, Anna Livia, “Khāqānī Shirvānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_35479>
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