Biographies

Selected biographies of Kurdish historic figures featured on KURDISTANICA history section

Biographies

Selected biographies of Kurdish historical figures featured on KURDISTANICA history section. You can joing this project by writing a shortbiography of a Kurdish Histrocical figure which interest you. 

Prehistory of Saladin

Vladimir Minorsky, Prehistory of Saladin

Saladin's Origins (A)

The famous biographer Ibn Khallikân (A.D. 1211-82) made a special inquiry into the history of Saladin's family1 and came to the following conclusion2: "Historians agree in stating that his father and family belonged to Duwîn, which is a small town situated at the farther extremity of Adharbayjan, in the direction of Arrân and the country of the Kurj (i.e. the Georgians). They were Kurds and belonged to the tribe of Rawâdiya (sic) which is a branch of the great tribe al-Hadâniya (read: *Hadhbâniya).

Abu-Hanifa Ahmad Dinawari

The 1,100th Anniversary of a World-Class Kurdish Scholar

By Prof. M. R. Izady

The year 1996 marks the 1,100th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest Kurdish and Islamic minds of all times, Abu-Hanifa Ahmad Dinawari.

Kamal Mazhar Ahmad

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Prof Kamal Mazhar Ahmad

Dr Kamal Mazhar Ahmad

Ismet Sheríf Vanlí

Ismet Sherif Vanli

Muhammad Amin Zaki Bag

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 Dr. Muhammad Amin Zaki Bag (Kurdish:  Dr. Mehmed Emín Zekí)

Dr. Mehmed Emín Zekí Beg

Prince Sharaf al-Dîn Bitlîsî

Prince Sharaf al-Dîn Bitlîsî

By Prof M.R. Izady

Historian & KurdologistAlthough primarily a collection of dynastic histories, there is little doubt that the Sharafnâma is the single most important surviving text on Kurdish history and people.

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