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Imru al-Qays


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(d. ca. 540)

Pre-Islamic Arab poet and author of the first of the Muallaqat. He is remembered and evoked in Arabic literature as the “wandering king” for his relentless, lifelong effort to avenge the murder of his father, the king of Banu Assad. Born in Najd; died in Ankara.

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