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 (fîr-dou′sē) also Fir·du·si (fər-do͞o′sē) or Fer·dow·si (fĕr-dou′sē) Pen name of Abu-l-Qasim Mansur. 940?-1020?
Persian epic poet whose Book of Kings (1010) recounts the history of Persia from the arrival of the Persians to the Arab conquest.
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(fɪəˈdaʊsɪ) or


(Biography) pen name of Abul Qasim Mansur ?935–1020 ad, Persian epic poet; author of Shah Nama (The Book of Kings), a chronicle of the legends and history of Persia
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or Fir•dou•si

(fərˈdaʊ si)

also Fir•du•si


(Abul Qasim Mansu or Hasan), 932–1020, Persian poet.
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The Mayor may choose from the areas near Erebuni Museum, Victory Park, Firdusi Fair and Nork-Marash or may suggest its
When Mehmet the Conqueror first wandered through the ruins of the Byzantine palace, it was with the words of the Persian poet Firdusi on his lips: "The spider spins its web in the palace of the Caesars, An owl hoots in the towers of Afrasiab".
The main university in the city of Mash'had in northeast Iran, the national library of Tajikistan and a street in the capital Dushenbe, the college library of Wadham College (Oxford, England), a square (Pizzale Firdusi) in the city of Rome, and more recently a library in the Albanian city of Berat have been named after Ferdowsi.
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The Persians declare that it was the modesty of the poet that prevented him from assuming a more brilliant name, such as that of Firdusi, "the Celestial," or Hafiz, "the Preserver."