Baba Feghani

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Baba Feghani


(nicknamed Little Hafiz). Year of birth unknown; died 1516 or 1519. Iranian poet-lyricist. Son of a knife-maker from Shiz.

Baba Feghani was the court poet of Husain Bayqara (1459–1506), then of Sultan Yaqub-Bey Ak-Koyunlu (died 1491). He received the honorific “father of poets” (babaye shuara). A collection of his poems is still extant.


Les perles de la couronne, choix de poésies de Baba Feghani. Paris 1903.


Krymskii, A. Istoriia Persii, ee literatury i dervishskoi teosofii, vol. 3. Moscow, 1914–17. Pages 126–27.
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