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Mir Nizamuddin 'Abd al-Baqi

Other names: 'Abd-al-Baqi Yazdi

Positions Held

Vakil 1512
Sadr 1512


Mir 'Abd al-Baqi was a native of Yazd. He was appointed sadr and valiki for Shah Ismail Safavi. A calligrapher, he wrote in ta'liq with great elegance, good taste, and excellence. He completed decrees and documents (asnad) for the shaykhs and the inhabitants of Yazd. A year after his appointment as vakil, he perished in battle against the Ottomans at Chaldiran. Besides his talent as munshi he was also a gifted poet. He wrote a collection of ghazals under his pen name Baq



1. P.P. Soucek. 'Abd-al-Baqi Yazdi. Encyclopaedia Iranica, July 2011.
2 . Ibn Mir-Munsi al-Husayni Qadi Ahmad; T. Minorsky, et al. Calligraphers and painters. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1959.

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