Sharaf ad-Din Ali Yazdi
Sharaf ad-DīnʿAlī Yazdī (Persian: شرف الدین علی یزدی) (born Yazd, Iran—died 1454, Yazd) was a 15th-century Persian historian. Little about his early life is known. As a young man, he was a teacher in his native Yazd and a close companion of the Timurid ruler Shahrukh (1405–47) and his son Ibrahim Sultan. In 1442/43 he became the close advisor of the governor of Iraq, Mirza Sultan Muhammad, who lived in the city of Qom.
Under the patronage of Ibrahim Sultan, he wrote the Zafarnama, a biography of Timur.
- The History of Timur-Bec: Known by the Name of Tamerlain the Great, Emperor of the Moguls and Tartars: Being an Historical Journal of His Conquests in Asia and Europe, Volume 2 (1723)
- Donzel, E. J. van (1 January 1994). Islamic Desk Reference. BRILL. p. 408. ISBN 90-04-09738-4.
Sharaf al-Din, Ali* Yazdi: Persian poet and historian; d. 1454. He was the companion of the Timurid Shahrukh and his son Mirza Sultan Muhammad, who summoned him to Qum. Sharaf al-Din wrote the history of Tamerlane.
- "Sharaf ad-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī (Persian historian)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
- Mahdi Farhani Monfared (2008). "Sharaf al-Dīn 'Alī Yazdī: Historian and Mathematician".
- Ilker Evrim Binbas (2012). "The Histories of Sharaf al-Din 'Ali Yazdi: A Formal Analysis".
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