Rashid al-Din Vatvat
Rashid al-Din Muhammad Umar-i Vatvāt (Persian: امیر امام رشیدالدین سعدالملک محمد بن محمد بن عبدالجلیل عمری) (d. 1182–1183) was a 12th-century Sunni Khwarezmian panegyrist and epistolographer. He was born in Balkh, (now modern-day Afghanistan).
Served at the court of Khwarazmshah Kings, although he should not be mistaken for a later physician by the name Amin al-Din Rashid al-Din Vatvat. While serving as court poet, it was through him that Atsiz ibn Muhammad boasted of the end of the Great Seljuq empire.
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