Rumi, Persian Poet and Mystic

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhī
  • Known as: Rumi (also Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī)
  • Birth: September 30, 1207, either in Wakhsh, Balkh, Tajikistan, or Balkh, Afghanistan
  • Death: December 17, 1273, Konya, Turkey
  • Language: Persian
  • Who he was: Persian poet and mystic who wrote Masnavi (Rhyming Couplets of Profound Spiritual Meaning); Diwan-e Kabir (also called Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi, or The Works of Shams Tabrizi) ; Fihi Ma Fihi (It Is What It Is)
  • Included in lists (What's This?): GC

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