Sultan Ali Mashhadi

Sultan Ali Mashhadi (1453-1520) was a Persian calligrapher and poet.

Album of Persian Miniatures and Calligraphy, Sultan Ali Mashhadi contributor, Walters Art Museum

Education and careerEdit

Sultan Ali was born in Mashhad in 1453, and was orphaned at an early age. He was an autodidact and was later trained by Azhar (fl. 1421-72), or by one of Azhar's students.

From 1470 to 1506 Sultan Ali worked at the Timurid court in Herat for the royal author Sultan Husayn Bayqarah (1438–1506). His calligraphy primarily used the Nastaʿlīq script. He was also a poet.[1] He died in Mashhad in 1520.


  1. ^ "Sultan Ali Mashhadi Brief Biography". Retrieved 2012-07-19.