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Latifî (1491–1582), or Kastamonulu Latifî Çelebi, was an Ottoman poet and bibliographer. Born in Kastamonu, in northern Anatolia, he became famous for his tezkire Tezkiretü'ş-Şuara (Memoirs of the Poets), the second Ottoman collection of bibliographical data on poets and poetry in overall.

Latifî was born Abdüllatif Hatibzâde[1] into a notable family in Kastamonu and was educated there. He worked as accountant and katib (secretary) in various vakifs (pious foundation), including Belgrade, Constantinople, Rhodes, and Egypt.[2]
His major work was Tezkiretü'ş-Şuara (Memoirs of the Poets), which was the second tezkire in chronological order after that of

  1. ^ a b c Mehmet Turkan, KASTAMONU’LU BİR TEZKİRECİ VE DİVAN ŞAİRİ (in Turkish)
  2. ^ a b c d Selcuk Aksin Somel (2010), The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire, London: Scarecrow Press, pp. 161–162,  
  3. ^ Ralf Elger, Yavuz Köse (2010), Many ways of speaking about the self : Middle Eastern ego-documents in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish (14th-20th century), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, p. 17,  
  4. ^ a b Pinar Emiralioglu (2004), Geographical Knowledge and Imperial Culture in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire, Transculturalisms, 1400-1700, Ashgate, pp. 77,79,  
  5. ^ Elias John Wilkinson Gibb (1904), Edward Browne, ed., A History of Ottoman Poetry 3, London: Luzac & Co, p. 7,  


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Latifi spent the last years of his life in Istanbul.[1] He died by drowning when the ship he was traveling to Yemen sank in the Red Sea.[2]

[2] (Qualities of Istanbul) written in 1525. It gives a historical overview on the city of Istanbul, intertwined with geographical data, and information on the city's neighborhoods, architecture, and social life.Evsaf-ı İstanbul Another important work of him was
[4] in 1574 after making minor changes to the introduction.Murad III (Meşairü'ş-Şuara), the poet wrote it mostly during the era of Suleiman, but presented it to Senses of Poets's work Aşık Çelebi" complex endowment. According to Ayyub al-Ansari The Sultan was so pleased that he appointed Latifi as secretary at the "[5][4] in 1546.Suleiman the Magnificent and was finished and presented it to Sultan [2] (reigned between 1421-1451) until 1543, Murad II It narrated the life and work of around 300 poets of the period from the reign of [1]

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