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Ferdowsi’s Full name: Hakim Abol-Qasem Persian poet. Born 935, near Ṭoos, Iran died 1020. Many legends surround his name but few facts are known about his life. He gave the final and enduring form to the Persian national epic, the Shahnameh (completed с 1010; "Epic of Kings"), a poem based mainly on an earlier prose history. His language is still readily intelligible to modern Iranians, who regard the poem's nearly 50,000 couplets as a sonorous, majestic evocation of a glorious past. (Wikipedia) - Haku012Bm Abu'l-Qu0101sim Firdowsu012B Tu016Bsu012B, more commonly transliterated as Ferdowsi (or Firdausi, Firdavsi), (940u20131020 C.E. ) is a highly revered Persian poet. He was the author of the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran and related societies. Ferdowsi is best known for his literary epic Shahnameh, to which he devoted most of his life. Shahnameh was originally drafted by Ferdowsi for the Princes of Samanids, who were responsible for revival of the Persian cultural traditions after the Arab invasion. Ferdowsi would live to see the Samanids conquered by the Ghaznavids. The new ruler Mahmud of Ghaznavi would lack the same interest in Ferdowsi's work as that shown by the Samanids, resulting in him losing favor with the royal court. Ferdowsi died in 1020 C.E. in "poverty and embittered by royal neglect" though confident that the work that he had created would last the test of time. Written at the end of the tenth century and the beginning of the eleventh century C.E. , Shahnameh mainly concerned pre-Islamic Iran, through its fictional protagonist, Rostam, a Persian hero and legend who is a greater-than-life figure living for more than five hundred years, undergoing seven trials of strength, battling foes of man, beast, and dragon, and serving more than five Persian monarchies. Ferdowsi's Rostam is an epitome of bravery, heroism, and loyalty to the Persian throne. Rostam however is more than just a legend and a hero, in that he is constantly on the edge, and always resolute to assert that he is "his own man" able to define his own destiny and make his own choices, regardless of needs of others even those of the kings he so faithfully serves. Ferdowsi lived at a critical historical period and so his book not only reflects the uncertainties and challenges of the era but his own resilience and determination in creation of a stable Persian literary identity that was unique and different from its Arab counterpart. Ferdowsi in fact was a "dehqan" or a member of the indigenous landed aristocracy who had in a severely attenuated way survived the Arab conquest and now had to adapt to the new world order. Shahnameh in many ways reflects this ongoing challenge. Ferdowsi For the village in Iran, see Ferdowsi, Iran. Hakīm Abul-Qāsim Ferdowsī Tūsī حکیم ابوالقاسم فردوسی توسی Statue of Ferdowsi in Rome, Italy Born 940 CE Tus Died 1020 (aged 79–80) Tus Occupation Poet Ethnicity Persian Period Samanids and Ghaznavids Genres Persian poetry, national epic Hakīm Abul-Qāsim Ferdowsī Tūsī (Persian: حکیم ابوالقاسم فردوسی توسی‎), most commonly known as Ferdowsi (فردوسی; also spelled as Firdausi; 940 – 1020 CE), was a highly revered Persian poet. He is the author of the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran and the Persian-speaking world. The Shahnameh was ori

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A bust of Ferdowsi created by Afshin Esfandiari in National Museum of Tajikistan. Ferdowsi was a famous Persian poet, creator of Shahnameh (Epic of Kings) which is a narrative the Iranian history since the beginning of time until the fall of the Sassanian
Mashhad: A young Iranian artist works on a Painting on a wall from Shahnameh of world-famous Ferdowsi. However, pan-Arab Aniranian zealots ordered destruction of more than 2000 meter square of artwork depicting Talebanism towards Iranian national heritage
An illustration from Qajar era Iranian painter Darvish Sevrugian from Shahnameh of Ferdowsi. Having received an important letter of their army commander Geshdawz, Giv, Goodarz, Bahram, Farhad and Gorgin meet at Toos to discuss it.
The Statue of Ferdowsi, the great Iranian poet in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, third university in Iran. Ferdowsi's materpiece, Shahnameh is an Epic of Kiani Kings since Kiomars (Giomarta in Avesta), first human to be created by Ahouramazda.
A fine page of Shahnameh of Ferdowsi dedicated to Shah Tahmasp, the second king of the Safavid Dynasty. It's the result of artwork by best artists of the time starting 2 years before Shah Ismail's death and finished by his son.
A miniature Painting visualizing a tragic scene from Shahnameh Ferdowsi where Rostam unknowingly kills his own son Sohrab.Shahnameh chronicles the legendary history of the kings of Iran from Keyumars to Yazdegerd III.

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