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Melihi (Melīḥī, fl. ninth/fifteenth century) was a famous divan poet of the reign of Sultan Mehmed (Meḥmed) II (r. 848–50/1444–6 and 855–86/1451–81). The date of his birth is unknown. Tezkire (tedhkire, collections of biographies of poets) writers such as Latifi (Laṭīfī, d. 990/1582), Hasan (Ḥasan) Çelebi (d.1012/1604), Riyazi (Riyāḍī, d. 1054/1644), and Mustafa Ali (Muṣṭafā ʿĀlī, d. 1008/1600) say that Melihi was from Tokat, in north-central Anatolia; Âşık (ʿĀşıq) Çelebi (d. 979/1572), on the other hand, indicates that he w…

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Küçük, Sabahattin, “Melihi”, 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_36373>
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