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Rūdakī (Tenth Century)

Rudaki, Farid-Addin Muhammad (rö-dä’jē). A Persian poet of the tenth century; born in the village of Rudag (whence he derived his name), in the region of Bokhara or Samarkand, toward the end of the ninth century; died about 954. Tradition makes him a sort of blind Homer, but regarding his blindness there is doubt. His literary activity was great. Of his very numerous verses only a very few are now extant, but the fragments show great literary merit.