Reza-Qoli Khan Hedayat
He was born in 1800 in Tehran. Upon the completion of his education he entered the service of Prince Hossein Ali Mirza Farman Farma son of Fat'h Ali Shah and governor of Shiraz. He was given the title of Khan and of Amir-ol Sho'ara in 1830, when Fath Ali Shah visited Shiraz.
In 1838 he came back to Tehran. Mohammed Shah instructed him to remain at the court and in 1841 selected him as tutor to his son Prince Abbas Mirza Molk Ara. In 1847 he was appointed governor of Firuzkuh.
In 1857, he was selected as tutor of Mozaffar al-Din Shah.
- Riyādhul Ārefin ("The gardens of the Mystics")
- Majma'ul Fusahā ("The meeting place of the eloquent")
- Tarikh-e Rozata-os-Safā-ye Nāseri
- Anjoman Ara-ye Nāseri
- Madarej-ol-Balagheh dar Elm-e Badi' (on Persian rhetoric)
- Browne, Edward G. (1998). Literary History of Persia. Vol. 4. ISBN 0-7007-0406-X
- Rypka, Jan. History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. ASIN B-000-6BXVT-K
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