1433 - 1498

Muhammad ibn Khvandshah ibn Mahmud, more commonly known as Mirkhvand, was a Persian historian active during the reign of the Timurid ruler Sultan Husayn Bayqara. He is principally known for his universal history, the Rawżat aṣ-ṣafāʾ, which he wrote under the patronage of the high-ranking functionary Ali-Shir Nava'i. According to the German orientalist Bertold Spuler, the Rawżat aṣ-ṣafāʾ is the greatest universal history in Persian regarding the Islamic world.
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