Rumi

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Birthday
30, 1207
Birthplace
Afghanistan
Death Date
Dec 17, 1273 (66)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
30, 1207
Birthplace
Afghanistan
Death Date
Dec 17, 1273 (66)

About

Persian poet and mystic of the thirteenth century who became famous for Mathnawi Matnawiye Ma'nawi and Diwan-e Kabir. His works of prose include Fihi Ma Fihi and Makatib.

Before Fame

He was born in what is present-day Tajikistan (the Republic bordering Afghanistan) to a scholar and mystic father, and he grew up immersed in the traditions of Sufism (mystical Islam).

Trivia

He worked as a teacher until 1244, when he met Shams-e Tabrizi, a dervish. Tabrizi inspired Rumi to become an ascetic.

Family Life

He came from a family of Muslim clerics.

Associated With

He and prominent scholar Ibn al Haytham were important figures in Persian history.