(c. 940—1020)

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(d. ca. 1020)

National poet of Iran. Born, died, and buried in Tus, northeastern Iran. Most famous for his epic story of Persian kings and dynasties, Shahnameh (Book of kings). Although there is a long tradition of writing epic stories in Persian under the rubric of shahnameh, Firdawsi's is unmatched in quality and popularity.

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