Ottoman poetry
The poetry of the Ottoman Empire, or Ottoman Divan poetry, is fairly little known outside of modern Turkey, which forms the heartland of what was once the Ottoman Empire. It is, however, a rich and an...
Diwan (poetry)
A Diwan (Persian: دیوان‎, divân, Arabic: ديوان‎, dīwān) is a collection of poems of one author, usually excluding his or her long poems (mathnawī). These poems were often composed and ...
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Imadaddin Nasimi
‘Alī ‘Imādu d-Dīn Nasīmī (Azerbaijani: Seyid Əli İmadəddin Nəsimi عمادالدین نسیمی, Arabic: عمادالدین نسیمی‎), often known as Nesimi, (1369 Unknown) –1417 skinned alive in Aleppo) was a 1...
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Tasos Vidouris
Tasos Vidouris (Greek: Τάσος Βιδούρης 1888-1967) was a Greek poet and author. He was born in the village of Dhrovjani (Delvinë District) in modern southern Albania. After finishing ground studies ...
Stavrianos Vistiaris
Stavrianos Vistiaris (Greek: Σταυριανός Βιστιάρης, 16th-17th century), was a Greek poet born in the village of Malcani, in modern Sarande District, a region of Albania that Greeks refer to as Nort...
Karacaoğlan
Karacaoğlan is a 17th-century Ottoman Turkish folk poet and ashik. His exact dates of birth and death are unknownbut it is widely accepted that he was born around 1606 and died around 1680. He lived a...
Süleyman Nazif
Süleyman Nazif (Ottoman Turkish: سلیمان نظیف;‎ 1870 – January 4, 1927) was an eminent Ottoman Turkish poet. He mastered Arabic, Persian, and French languages and worked as a civil serv...
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K̲h̲ayālī
K̲h̲ayālī Mehmed Bey (died 1556), nicknamed Bekār Memi, was an Ottoman poet born in Yenidje-i-Vardar (modern Giannitsa).
Aaron ben Eliezer (poet)
Aaron ben Eliezer was a liturgical poet, who lived in Safed from the year 1545. He was the author of a collection of poems and prayers printed at Mantua in 1561, entitled Sefer ha-Miẓnefet (The Book o...
Mihri Hatun
Also known as Lady Mihri and Mihri Khatun (died 1506 AD) (مهری خاتون) was a female Ottoman poet. She was the daughter of a kadi (an Ottoman judge) and according to sources she spent most of her life i...
Rewani
Rewani, (c.1475 - 1524), Ilyas Shudja Celebi, was an Ottoman poet. Born in Edirne the son of 'Abd Allah, he was employed by Bayezid II as administrator of the surre; money for the poor in the holy cit...
Neşâtî
Neşāṭī (نشاطى) (?–1674) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish: ﻡﺨﻠﺺ maḫlas) of an Ottoman poet. He was a Sufi, or Islamic mystic, of the Mevlevî order, and his poetry is often considered exemplary of the ...
Dadaloğlu
Dadaloğlu (Veli) (1785 ?-1868 ?) was an Ottoman folk poet
In the Ottoman Empire there were two distinct literatures. Literature of the palace, so called divan literature used Ottoman Tur...
Bâkî
Bâḳî (باقى) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish: مخلص mahlas) of the Ottoman Turkish poet Mahmud Abdülbâkî (محمود عبدالباقى) (1526 – 1600). Considered one of the greatest contributors to Turkish l...
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Fuzûlî
Fużūlī (or Fuduli, فضولی; Azerbaijani: Füzuli, c. 1494 – 1556) was the pen name of the Azeri or the Bayat branch of Oghuz Turkic and Ottoman poet, writer and thinker Muhammad bin Suleyman (...
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Francis Marrash
Francis bin Fathallah bin Nasrallah Marrash (Arabic: فرنسيس بن فتح الله بن نصرالله مرّاش / ALA-LC: Fransīs bin Fatḥ Allāh bin Naṣrallāh Marrāsh; June 1836 – 1873), also known as Francis al-Marra...
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Rıza Tevfik Bölükbaşı
Rıza Tevfik (Rıza Tevfik Bölükbaşı after 1934; 1869 – 31 December 1949) was a Turkish philosopher, poet, politician, and a community leader (for some members among the Bektashi community) of late 19th...
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Kul Nesîmî
Kul Nesîmî, or simply Nesîmî, was an Ottoman Alevi-Bektashi poet, who lived in the 17th century in Anatolia.Very little is known about this poet except that certain political events found an expressio...
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Abdülaziz Efendi
Abdülaziz Efendi was an Ottoman physician and poet. He was born in Istanbul in 1735. He is noted for his Turkish translation of works of western medicine.
Maryana Marrash
Maryana bint Fathallah bin Nasrallah Marrash (Arabic: مريانا بنت فتح الله بن نصرالله مرّاش / ALA-LC: Maryānā bint Fatḥ Allāh bin Naṣrallāh Marrāsh; 1848–1919), also known as Maryana al-Marrash a...
Maryana Marrash - Wikipedia
Āgehī
Āgehī (died 1577/8) was an Ottoman poet and historian born in Yenice-i Vardar (modern Giannitsa).As a mudarris and qadi, he traveled to many places, including Istanbul and Gallipoli.In poetry, he is f...
Namık Kemal
Namık Kemal (21 December 1840 – 2 December 1888) was an Ottoman Turkish writer, intellectual, reformer, journalist, playwright, and political activist who was influential in the formation of the Young...
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Tevfik Fikret
Tevfik Fikret (Ottoman Turkish: توفیق فکرت) was the pseudonym of Mehmed Tevfik (December 24, 1867 – August 19, 1915), an Ottoman poet, who is considered the founder of the modern school of T...
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İbrahim Şinasi
İbrahim Şinasi (5 August 1826 – 13 September 1871) was a pioneering Ottoman author, journalist, and translator, and newspaper editor. He was the innovator of several fields: he wrote one of the earlie...
Kaygusuz Abdal
Kaygusuz Abdal (1341-1444) was a Turkish folk poet of the 14th century.
In the 14th century Alaiye was the capital of the small Alaiye beylik (principality). Kaygusuz Abdal was born in or near to ...
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Gül Baba
Gül Baba (died 1541), also known as Cafer, was an Ottoman Bektashi dervish poet and companion of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent who took part in a number of campaigns in Europe from the reign of Mehm...
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Nigâr Hanım
Nigâr Hanım (1856–1918) (نگار خانم) was an Ottoman poet, who pioneered modern Western styles in a feminine mode. She is a major figure in post-Tanzimat Turkish poetry.
Nigâr was born in Istanbul t...
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Yianis Vilaras
Ioannis "Yianis" Vilaras (Greek: Ἰωάννης (Γιάνης) Βηλαράς; 1771–1823) was a Greek doctor, lyricist and writer with important use on linguistic questions.
Ioannis Vilaras was born on the island...
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, born Ahmet Âgâh (December 2, 1884 – November 1, 1958), was a leading Turkish poet and author, as well as a politician and diplomat.Yahya Kemal was born Ahmet Âgâh on December 2, 1...
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