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.