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|Adam of Poets|
Rudak, Samanid Empire (present day Tajikistan)
|Died||941 (aged 83)
Rudak, Samanid Empire
|Major shrine||Rudaki Mausoleum, Panjakent, Tajikistan|
Tradition or genre
|Ghazal, Qasida, Rubais|
|Major works||"Lament in Old Age", "Mother of Wine", Kalila va Dimna|
Abū 'Abd Allāh Ja'far ibn Muḥammad al-Rūdhakī (born c. 859 — died 940/941), better known as Rudaki, and also known as "Adam of Poets", was a Persian poet regarded as the first great literary genius of the Modern Persian language.
Rudaki composed poems in the modern Persian alphabet and is considered a founder of classical Persian literature. His poetry contains many of the oldest genres of Persian poetry including the quatrain, however, only a small percentage of his extensive poetry has survived. As it seems, Rudaki was the first person to combine different roles that were yet distinguishable entitles in the 9th century royal court: musician, poet and declaimer/reciter, and copyist.
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