Nizami Ganjavi, Persian Poet

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Jamal ad-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās ibn-Yūsuf ibn-Zakkī
  • Known as: Nizami Ganjavi
  • Birth: Unknown Date, 1141, Ganja, Azerbaijan
  • Death: March 12, 1209, Ganja, Azerbaijan
  • Language: Persian
  • Who he was: Persian Muslim poet; Panj Ganj (The Five Jewels) or Khamsa, five long narrative poems

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