List of Persian-language poets and authors

The list is not comprehensive, but is continuously being expanded and includes Persian writers and poets from Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. This list is alphabetized by chronological order. Although a few authors in this list do not have their ethnic origin, nevertheless they have enriched Persian culture and civilization by their remarkable contributions to the rich Persian literature. The modern Persian speaker comprehends the literature of the earliest Persian poets including founder of the Persian poetry and literature Rudaki[1] (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.

From the 7th to the 8th centuriesEdit

9th centuryEdit

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11th centuryEdit

12th centuryEdit

13th centuryEdit

14th centuryEdit

15th centuryEdit

16th centuryEdit

17th centuryEdit

18th centuryEdit

19th centuryEdit

20th centuryEdit

(محمدرضا تقوی فرد)

21st centuryEdit

See alsoEdit


  • 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 Persian researchers. Murdered by Islamic regime. He was one of the 72 Persians 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 90-277-0143-1 OCLC 460598 LCC PK6097.R913 ASIN B-000-6BXVT-K
  • ʻAbd al-Ḥusayn Zarrīnʹkūb (2000) [1379]. Dū qarn-i sukūt : sarguz̲asht-i ḥavādis̲ va awz̤āʻ-i tārīkhī dar dū qarn-i avval-i Islām (Two Centuries of Silence). Tihrān: Sukhan. OCLC 46632917. ISBN 964-5983-33-6.
  • R.M. Chopra, "Eminent Poetesses of Persian", 2010, Iran Society, Kolkata.
  • R.M. Chopra, "Great Poets of Classical Persian", 2014, Sparrow Publication, Kolkata, ISBN 978-81-89140-75-5