|Ibn Zeyd ibn Muhammad Evesi Khāzimi Bayhaqi Shāfe'ī|
|Born||385 A.H/ 995 A.D.|
|Died||469-470 A.H/ 1077 A.D. (aged 84-85 lunar calendar)|
|Region||Khorasan and Ghazna|
|Notable work(s)||Tārīkh-e Mas'oudī|
Bayhaqi was born in the village Haares-Abad of Bayhaq in Khorasan Province near Sabzevar. He studied various sciences in Neishabur city, and then he was employed as a clerk in the secretariat of Sultan Mahmud. Abolfazl could show his efficiency there.
After the retirement in 1058, Bayhaqi started the editing of his daily notes and historical data and published them in a book, named it "Tarikh-e Baihaqi".
In his book he has a famous chapter about the execution of Hasanak the Vizier.
- An Oriental Samuel Pepys? Abuʾl-Faḍl Bayhaqī's Memoirs of Court Life in Eastern Iran and Afghanistan, 1030-1041, C. Edmund Bosworth, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Third Series, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Apr., 2004), 13.
- E.G. Browne. Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and twenty-five years in the writing). 1998. ISBN 0-7007-0406-X
- Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. ASIN B-000-6BXVT-K
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