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Yusuf Amiri

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Author(s): Erkinov, Aftandil
Yusuf Amiri (Yūsuf Amīrī) was a poet who lived in Herat in the first half of the ninth/fifteenth century. Tadhkirat al-shuʿarā (“Biographies of the poets”), by Dawlatshāh Samarqandī (d. 900/1494 or 913/1507), relates that he was one of the most talented poets of the reign of the Tīmūrid Shāh Rukh (r. 811–50/1409–47). Amiri wrote poetry in both Chaghatay and Persian, but more of his work is extant in the Turkic language. ʿAlī Shīr Navāʾī (d. 906/1501), in his Majālis al-nafāʾis (“The assemblies of rare talents”), states that the Turkish poems of Amiri are superb. Moreover, in his Muḥākamat a…
Date: 2019-05-08