Bāky (M)

b. 1526. d. 1600. Nationality: Ottoman.
Poet. 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

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