Abdülbâkî, Mahmud (pseudonym: Bāky) (M)

Surname: Abdülbâkî
Forename(s): Mahmud
b. 1526. d. 1600. Nationality: Ottoman. VIAF.
Poet. Pseudonym: Bāky. Born into poverty in Constantinople. Father was a muezzin. Known as Sultânüş-şuarâ, or Sultan of Poets. Poems translated into German by Austrian orientalist Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall in the early nineteenth century. Biographical information: Stanford J. Shaw, History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Volume 1, Empire of the Gazis: The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire 1280-1808, Cambridge University Press, 1976, pp. 148-149; E. J. W. Gibb, Ottoman Poems: Translated Into English Verse in the Original Forms, with Introduction, Biographical Notices, and Notes, Trübner & Company, 1882, pp. 201-5. (SCM)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Gazel (“Tulip-cheeked ones over rosy field and plain stray all around”) 1883-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14782
Gazel (“Lo! ne’er a trace or sign of springtide’s beauty doth remain”) 1883-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14781