Kamāl al-Dīn Iṣfahānī/Kamāl Ismāʿīl-i
Iṣfahānī d. 635/1237-8(0113)
Kamāl al-Dīn Iṣfahānī (better known as Kamāl Ismāʿīl-i Iṣfahānī) spent most of his life in his native town of Iṣfahān. There he seems to have thrived mainly as a panegyrist, praising a host of local notables. Consequently, it was for his talent as a panegyrist that he was greatly respected and imitated by others. In addition to his Dīvān
, which is not only his most recognized work but also contains most of the known information of his life, his other works include a short satirical manavī
and an Arabic pamphlet on the bow. Several dates have been offered for his death but 635/1237-8 seems the most likely.
Collection of Short Poetry