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Ferdowsi - Europeana Collections
Hakim Abu ╩żl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (Tus, 940-1020 CE), highly revered Persian poet and the author of the epic of Shahnameh - the Persian "Book of Kings" - which is the world's longest epic poetry created by a single poet, and the national epic of Iran and the Persian speaking world. Having drafted the Shahnameh under patronage of the Samanid and...