Ḥāfeẓ-e Abru (Persian: حافظ ابرو) died June 1430) was a historian working at the courts of Timurid rulers of Central Asia. His full name is ʿAbd-Allāh (or Nur-Allāh) bin Loṭf-Allāh bin ʿAbd-al-Rašid Behdādini; his short name is also transcribed in Western literature as Hafiz-i Abru, Hafez-e Abru, Hafiz Abru etc.
Hafiz-i Abru was born in Khorasan and studied in Hamadān. He entered Timur's court in the 1380s; after the death of Timur, Hafiz-i Abru continued in the service of Timur's son, Shah Rukh, in Herat. He interacted with other scholars congregating around Timur's and Shah Rukh's courts, and became recognized as a good chess player.
Hafiz-i Abru is the author and/or compiler of numerous works on the history and geography of the Timurid state and adjacent regions, commissioned by his master Shah Rukh.
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