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Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī
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d. 858 ah (1454 ad). Persia. Poet and historian, a native of the Muzaffarid capital of Yazd. Author of the Zafar-nāma [Book of Victory].

Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī served under several Tīmūrid rulers and princes. He was a favourite of Shāh Rukh, who ruled over Persia and Transoxania (1405-47). During his service to the Tīmūrid prince Mīrzā Sultān Muḥammad he became involved in the 1447 rebellion of the prince, which almost cost him his life. After the death of Shāh Rukh he retired to Yazd.

His Zafar-nāma on the legendary conqueror Tīmūr (known in the west as Tamerlane 1336-1405) is…

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Krauss-Sánchez, Heidi R., “Sharaf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02303>
First published online: 2016

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