List of Persian poets and authors

(approximately 1150 years ago) all the way down to the works of modern Persian poets. Some names that lived during the turn of a century appear twice.

Before Arrival of Islam

*Zarathustra (زرتشت), Persian (Iranian) prophet and author of the Avestan Gathas.
*Mani (مانی), Persian religious leader and founder of Manichaeism (approximately 210-276 A.D.)

Most of the ancient Persian literature was destroyed during the Islamic conquest of Persia as most libraries were burnt.

After arrival of Islam to the 8th century

Morteza Motahhari lists the name of dozens of persians who contributed to Arabic, Persian, or Pahlavi literature during the Umayyid occupation period of Iran. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Persian_poets_and_authors#References] Although not particularly famous for "Persian literature", nevertheless some of the more notable names are:

*Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa (ابن مقفع)
*Bukhari (بخاری)
*Sibawayh (سیبویه)
*Baladhuri (بلاذری)
*Zakariya Razi
*Khwarizmi
*Mardan Hormozd persian zoroastrian writer
*NiryosangPersian Zoroastrian writer

9th century

* Rudaki (رودکی)
* Mansur Al-Hallaj (منصور حلاج)
* Shahid Balkhi
* Firuz Mashreqi
* Hanzala Badghisi
* Basam Kurd
* Wasif Sagzi

10th century

* Ferdowsi فردوسی
* Abusaeid Abolkheir ابوسعید ابوالخیر
* Rudaki رودکی
* Abu Mansur Daqiqi ابومنصور دقیقی
* Mansur Al-Hallaj منصور حلاج
* Abolfazl Beyhaghi ابوالفضل بیهقی, historian
* Unsuri عنصری
* Rabi'a Balkhi رابعه بلخی
* Asjadi عسجدی
* Farrukhi Sistani فرخی سیستانی
* Kisai Marvazi کسائی مروزی
* Abu Shakur Balkhi ابوشکور بلخی
* Ayyuqi عیوقی
* Mahsati Ganjavi مِهسَتی گنجوی
*Ansari
*Muhammad ibn Herawi

11th century

* Asad Gorgani
* Asjadi
* Ferdowsi, poet (925-1020)
* Omar Khayyám, poet (1048-1131)
* Hujviri d1073
* Abusaeid Abolkheir
* Sanai Ghaznavi
* Abdul Qadir Jilani
* Manuchihri
* Sanaayi
* Abolfazl Beyhaghi, historian
* Naser Khosrow, traveller, writer and poet
* Farrokhi Sistani (فرخی سيستانی), poet
* Baba Tahir Oryan
* Rabi'ah Quzdari
* Abu-al-faraj Runi
* The author of Eskandar name the epic of Alexander (Novel)
* Keykavus Eskandar
* Nizam al-Mulk, author of Siyasatnama
* Tartusi novelist
* Azraqi
* Masud Sa'd Salman
* Uthman Mukhtari
* Qatran Tabrizi
* Mughatil ibn Bakri
* Asadi Tusi
* Surabadi
* Nizami Arudhi Samarqandi
* Imam Muhammad Ghazali
* Mohammad Raduyani
* Abhari
* Abu l-Abbas Rabinjani
* Abu-Ali Osmani
* Abul-Ma'ali

12th century

* Adib Sabir ادیب صابر
* Am'aq عمعق بخارائی
* Anvari انوری ابیوردی
* Nasrullah Monshi
* Farid al-Din Attar, poet (about 1130-about 1220) فریدالدین عطار نیشاپوری
* Omar Khayyám, poet (1048-1131) عمر خیام
* Nezami, poet (about 1140-about 1203) نظامی
* Saadi, poet (1184-1283/1291?) سعدی
* Sheikh Ruzbehanشیخ روزبهان
* Abdul Qadir Jilaniعبدالقادر گیلانی
* Khaqani Shirvani خاقانی شروانی
* Sanaayiسنایی
* Zhende pil
* Muhammad Aufi
* Masudi Ghaznavi
* Jmaluddin Aburuh
* Falaki Shirvani
* Hassan Ghaznavi, poet
* Ardeshir Ebadi
* Sanai Ghaznavi, poet
* Abulfadhl Meybodi
* Mu'izzi
* Ein-ul Quzzat Hamedani
* Mihani
* Shahmardan
* Ibn Balkhi
* Muzaffer Esfazari
* The author of Mejmal al-tawarikh wal-qesas
* Mohammed Ghanemi
* Qattan Marvzi
* Uthman Mukhtari
* Ismail Jorjani
* Mahsati, poetess مهستی گنجوی
* Omar ibn Sahlan
* Rashid al-Din Muhammad al-Umari Vatvat خولجه رشید الدین وطواط
* Abulfotuh Razi
* Nizami Arudhi Samarqandiنظامی عروضی سمرقندی

13th century

* Farid al-Din Attar, poet (about 1130-about 1230)
* Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, poet (1207-1273)
* Sultan Walad
* Saadi, poet (1184-1283/1291?)
* Rashid al-Din, (1247-1318)
* Amir Khosravi Dehlavi
* Shams e Tabrizi
* Sheikh Ruzbehan
* Zahed Gilani
* Khwaju Kermani
* Mahmud Shabistari
* Najmeddin Razi
* Muhammad Aufi
* Qazi Beiza'i
* Auhadi of Maragheh
* Auhaduddin Kermani
* Ghiyathu'd-Din
* Ibn-i-Yamin
* Ata al-Mulk Juvayni

14th century

* Hafez, poet (born about 1310-1325) حافظ
* Rashid al-Din, Jewish convert into Islam (1247-1318)
* Khosravi Dehlavi,(from India) امیر خسرو دهلوی
* Shams e Tabrizi شمس تبریزی
* Khwaju Kermani خواجوی کرمانی
* Mahmud Shabistari شیخ محمود شبستری
* Obeid Zakani عبید زاکانی
* Meulana Shahin Shirazi
* Junayd Shirazi
* Kamaal-al-din Esfehaani کمال الدین اصفهانی
* Jamaal-al-din Esfehaani جمال الدین اصفهانی
* Auhadi-e-Maraghehei
* Ghiyathu'd-Din
* Shah Nimatullah

15th century

* Jami, poet (1414-1492)
* Mir Ali Shir Nava'i, poet (1441-1501)
* Sheikh Bahaii, Scientist, architect, philosopher, and poet (1546-1620)

16th century

*Abdol-Qader Bidel Dehlavi (1642–1720)
* Sheikh Bahaii, Scientist, architect, philosopher, and poet (1546-1620)
*Vahshi Bafghi

17th century

* Abul Ma'āni Abdul Qader Bedil (1642–1720)
* Zeb-un-Nissa Makhfi (1637 - 1702)

18th century

* Hazin Lahiji (حزین لاهیجی)
* Hatef Esfehani, poet (هاتف اصفهانی)

19th century

* Jalaleddin Ali Mir Abolfazl Angha, Sufi master, poet, and author
* Mohammad-Taghi Bahar, malek al sho'ra محمد تقی بهار(ملک الشعرا)
* Ali Akbar Dehkhoda, linguist and journalist علی اکبر دهخدا
* Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib مرزا اسد اللہ خان غالب
* Mirzadeh Eshghi میرزاده عشقی
* Reza Gholi Khan Hedayat, poet and historian رضا قلی خان هدایت
* Iraj Mirza ایرج میرزا
* Ebrahim Poordavood, ancient languages, Avesta ابراهیم پور داوود
* Aref Qazvini عارف قزوینی
* Hassan Roshdieh حسن رشدیه
* Táhirih Qorrat al-'Ayn, Babi poetess and theologian
* Farrokhi Yazdi فرخی یزدی
* Muhammad Iqbal محمد اقبال

20th century and beyond

Prose

* Soliman Didar Shafee, writer & Poet
* Ali Mohammad Afghani, writer (علی محمد افغانی)
* Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, poet (مهدی اخوان ثالث)
* Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (جلال آل احمد)
* Ahmad Allahyari, poet , also Journalist (احمد اللهیاری)
* Bozorg Alavi , writer (بزرگ علوی) [http://www.bozorgalavi.com]
* Reza Amirkhani (رضا امیرخانی)
* Zhaleh Amouzegar (ژاله آموزگار)
* Nader Angha, Sufi master, scholar, poet, and writer (نادر عنقا)
* Sadegh Angha, Sufi master, scholar, poet, and writer (صادق عنقا)
* Mohammad-Taghi Bahar, poet(محمد تقی بهار)
* Reza Baraheni, critic (رضا براهنی)
* Simin Behbahani, poet(سیمین بهبهانی)
* Massoud Behnoud (مسعود بهنود), journalist [http://behnoudonline.net]
* Samad Behrangi, writer (صمد بهرنگی)
* Sadegh Choubak, writer (صادق چوبک)
* Hamid Dabashi, scholar and cultural critic
* Simin Daneshvar (سیمین دانشور)
* Najaf Daryabandari, translator and writer (نجف دريابندری)
* Ali Akbar Dehkhoda, linguist(علی اکبر دهخدا)
* Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (محمود دولت آبادی)
* Hushang Ebtehaj, poet(هوشنگ ابتهاج)
* Emad Khorasani, poet (عماد خراسانی)
* Parvin E'tesami, poet (پروین اعتصامی)
* Farrokhi yazdi, poet (فرخی یزدی)
* Forough Farrokhzad, poet (فروغ فرخزاد)
* Houshang Golshiri (هوشنگ گلشیری)
* Shahrnush Parsipur, Novelist (شهرنوش پارسی‌پور)
* Muniru Ravanipur,Story writer
* Soleiman Haim, dictionary (سلیمان حییم)
* Reza Gholi Khan Hedayat, poet and historian (رضا قلی‌خان هدایت)
* Sadegh Hedayat (صادق هدایت)
* Mohammad Hejazi, novelist and playwright
* Muhammad Iqbal, poet (محمد اقبال)
* Alireza Jafarzadeh, author (عليرضا جعفرزاده)
* Iraj Mirza, poet (ایرج میرزا)
* Farzaneh Aghaeipour (فرزانه آقایی‌پور)
* Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh, writer (محمد علی جمالزاده)
* Taraneh Javanbakht, poet, writer (ترانه جوانبخت)
* Mohsen Kadivar (محسن کدیور), theologian [http://www.kadivar.com/Index.asp]
* Mohammad-Reza Shafiei-Kadkani, poet
* Ahmad Kasravi (احمد کسروی)
* Esmail Khoi, poet (اسماعیل خویی)
* Mahmud Kianush, poet (محمود کیانوش)
* Abolghasem Lahouti, communist poet (ابوالقاسم لاهوتی)
* Rosie Malek-Yonan, novelist and playwright
* Monica Malek-Yonan, playwright
* Zabihollah Mansoori, translator (ذبیح الله منصوری)
* Houshang Moradi Kermani (هوشنگ مرادی کرمانی)
* Iraj Rahmani, novelist (ايرج رحمانی)
* Mirzadeh Eshghi (میرزاده عشقی)
* Mohammad Mokhtari(محمد مختاری)
* Gholamhossein Mosahab, encyclopedist (غلامحسین مصاحب)
* Fereydoun Moshiri, poet (فريدون مشيری)
* Mansour Khorasani, Poet
* Morteza Motahhari, theologian (مرتضی مطهری)
* Ebrahim Nabavi, satirist (ابراهیم نبوی)
* Nader Naderpour, poet (نادر نادرپور)
* Azar Nafisi, teacher and writer (آذر نفیسی)
* Ahmad Zabeti (احمد ضابطی)
* Said Nafisi, Scholar, poet and writer
* Khosrow Naghed (خسرو ناقد), writer, translator [http://www.naghed.net]
* Majid M. Naini, writer, translator, speaker [http://www.naini.net]
* Ehsan Naraghi, Scholar, sociologist and writer
* Saadat Noury, poet & journalist (منوچهر سعادت نوری)
* Nima Yushij, poet (نیما یوشیج)
* Iraj Pezeshkzad, novelist (ایرج پزشکزاد)
* Pezhman Bakhtiari , poet (پژمان بختیاری)
* Yar-Ali Pour-Moghaddam, writer and playwright
* Mohammad Jafar Pouyandeh (محمد جعفر پوینده)
* Nosrat Rahmani, poet نصرت رحمانی()
* Rahi Mo'ayeri, poet (رهی معیری)
* Yasmina Reza (یاسمینا رضا)
* Hasan Husseini
* Hassan Roshdieh (حسن رشدیه)
* Aref Qazvini (عارف قزوینی)
* Bahraam Saadeqi (بهرام صادقی)
* Kioumars Saberi Foumani (کیومرث صابری فومنی)
* Gholam Hossein Saedi, writer
* Saboktakin Saloor, novelist
* Marjane Satrapi, graphic novelist
* Sohrab Sepehri (سهراب سپهری)
* Mohammad Hossein Shahriar, poet (محمد حسين شهريار)
* Ahmad Shamlou (احمد شاملو), poet [http://www.shamlou.org]
* Dariush Shayegan (داریوش شایگان)
* Ali Shariati, sociologist and theologian (علی شریعتی)
* Mahdi Shojaii (مهدی شجاعی)
* Abdolkarim Soroush, philosopher [http://www.drsoroush.com]
* Goli Taraghghi, novelist (گلی ترقی)
* Hengameh Mofid, scriptwriter (هنگامه مفيد)
* Fereidoon Tavallali, poet (فریدون توللی)
* Kalimollah Tavahhodi , Kanimal , writer
* Arash Hejazi
* Zoya Pirzad

Contemporary Persian (20th century and beyond)

Contemporary poets from Iran

* Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, poet (مهدی اخوان ثالث)
* Mohammad-Taghi Bahar, poet(محمد تقی بهار)
* Simin Behbahani, poet(سیمین بهبهانی)
* Hushang Ebtehaj, poet(هوشنگ ابتهاج)
* Emad Khorasani, poet (عماد خراسانی)
* Parvin E'tesami, poet (پروین اعتصامی)
* Farrokhi yazdi, poet (فرخی یزدی)
* Forough Farrokhzad, poet (فروغ فرخزاد)
* Iraj Mirza, poet (ایرج میرزا)
* Esmail Khoi, poet (اسماعیل خویی)
* Abolghasem Lahouti, communist poet
* Mirzadeh Eshghi (میرزاده عشقی)
* Pezhman Bakhtiari , poet (پژمان بختیاری)
* Nosrat Rahmani, poet نصرت رحمانی()
* Rahi Mo'ayeri, poet (رهی معیری)
* Aref Qazvini (عارف قزوینی)
* Mohammad Mokhtari, Poet
* Sohrab Sepehri (سهراب سپهری)
* Mansour Khorasini,(mansour khosroabadi)
* Mohammad Hossein Shahriar, poet (محمد حسين شهريار)
* Ahmad Shamlou (احمد شاملو), poet [http://www.shamlou.org]
* Fereidoon Tavallali, poet (فریدون توللی)
* Manouchehr Atashi (منوچهر آتشی)
* Hushang Ebtehaj (H. A. Sayeh) (هوشنگ ابتهاج)
* Siavash Kasraie (سیاوش کسرایی)
* Fereydoun Moshiri (فریدون مشیری)
* Nader Naderpour (نادر نادرپور)
* Nosrat Rahmani (نصرت رحمانی)
* Heydar Yaghma (حیدر یغما)
* Mohammad Reza Shafiei-Kadkani (محمدرضا شفیعی کدکنی)
* Nima Yushij (نیما یوشیج)
* Shams Langeroodi (شمس لنگرودی)
* Yadollah Royaee (یدالله رویایی)
* Bijan Taraghi (بیژن ترقی)
* Hamid Mosadegh(حمید مصدق)
* Leili Galehdaran(لیلی گله داران)
* Sima Yari (سیما یاری)
* Heydar Ahmadi (حیدر احمدی)
* Reza Heyrani (رضا حیرانی)

Contemporary poets from Afghanistan

* Nadia Anjuman
* Wasef Bakhtari
* Khalilollah Khalili
* Abdul Haq Betab
* Parwin Pazwak, (پروین پژواک)
* Mahmud Tarzi
* Leila Sarahat Roschani
* Gul M. Zhowandai
* Raziq Fani
* Muhammad Afsar Rahbeen
* Rafaat Hussaini
* Muhammad Sami Hamid
* Raziq Roeen
* Maryam Maboob, (مریم محبوب)
* Abdul Qahar Aasi
* Shabgeer Pooladin
* Aziz Eema
* Humair Neghat Dastgeerzada, (حمیرا نگهت دستگیرزاده)
* Nadia Fazal, (نادیه فضل)
* Khalida Niazi
* Mansoor Saeel Shabahang
* Muhammad Taseem Aseer
* Shokrullah Sheyoon
* Neelab Salam
* Ehsanullah Pakzad
* Mohammad Ibrahim Safa
* Shaiq Jamal
* Sulaiman Laiq
* Malik-u-shuara Qari Abdullah
* Karim Nazihi Jelwa
* Sarwar Dehqan
* Haneef Balkhi
* Afif Bakhtary
* Ismail Guzuk
* Mohammad Akbar Sana
* Sarshar Rooshani
* Shabgir Pooladian
* Abdul Rahman Pazhwak
* Saboorullah Siasang
* Jamshid Khan Shola
* Barat Mohammad Sawda
* Mohammad Yousuf Aeena
* Latif Nazimi
* Haroon Raoon
* Kazim Kazimi
* Abutalib Muzafari
* Bariq Shafee
* Mahmood Farani
* Dr. Shamraiz
* Dawood Sarmad
* Khalida Feroogh
* Sharif Saeedi
* Sami Rafi

Contemporary poets from Tajikistan

*Loiq Sher-Ali
*Gulrukhsor Safieva
*Gulnazar Keldi
*Timur Zulfikarov
*Mirzo Tursunzoda
*Sadriddin Aini
*Payrav Sulaymoni
*Farzona Khujandi
*Momin Qinaat

Contemporary Persian poets from other countries

*Muhammad Iqbal
*Ghalib

References

* Morteza Motahhari, "Khadamāt-i mutaqābil-i Islām va Īrān", c 1350s Vol 14, p583-590 OCLC|34476860
* E.G. Browne. "Literary History of Persia". (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and twenty-five years in the writing). 1998. ISBN 0-7007-0406-X
*Mohammad Mokhtary Mashhad 1944 - Tehran 2002 . Writer of Siavash nameh Published by Bonyad-e-Shahnameh. writer of Tarikhe ostorehhay-e-Iran. one of the brilliant Persian researchers. Murdered by Islamic regime. He was one of the 72 Persian murdered by Emami terror team ( Ghatlhaye zangirehi). kidnapped on his way home and choked to dead.
* Jan Rypka, "History of Iranian Literature". Reidel Publishing Company. ISBN 9027701431 OCLC|460598 LCC|PK6097.R913 ASIN|B-000-6BXVT-K
*cite book|author=ʻAbd al-Ḥusayn Zarrīnʹkūb|authorlink=Abdolhossein Zarinkoob|title=Dū qarn-i sukūt : sarguz̲asht-i ḥavādis̲ va awz̤āʻ-i tārīkhī dar dū qarn-i avval-i Islām (Two Centuries of Silence)|location=Tihrān|publisher=Sukhan|year=1379 (2000)|id=OCLC|46632917, Listed Invalid ISBN|964-5983-33-6
*Mansour Khorasani, "Mahnameh Payvand No1-11 1988-1989 Orange CA, Publishing, Writing

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