• I was born in Shiraz, Persia, in 1210 CE.
  • I traveled widely through the Middle East and many of my experiences were incorporated into my writing.
  • I was a prolific poet, famed for my lucid style, simple language and idealism.
  • My works were among the earliest of Persian literature to be translated into foreign languages.
  • In the 17th and 18th centuries my writings won recognition in Europe and America with readers including Ralph Emerson, Voltaire and Benjamin Franklin.

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