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Baki (orig. Abdul Mahmud)

Born: 1526 AD
Died: 1599 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Poets

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1526 - Baki was born to a poor family in Istanbul.

         - Baki was a good student, and he attended the lectures of many of the famous lecturers of the time.

1471-1548 - It was during his school years that his interest in and talent for poetry began to take shape, helped largely by the established poet Zâtî.

         - He was granted a number of different position generally as a kad1, or Islamic judge in the Ottoman bureaucracy.

1660 - Baki died in Istanbul.


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