Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre
1240 - 1321

Yunus Emre  Turkish Poet


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First Name Yunus
Last Name Emre
Birthday 30th November, 1239
Birthplace Sarıköy near Sivrihisar, Sultanate of Rum, now Turkey
Died 1321
Place of Death Yunusemre (formerly Saru), Ottoman Beylik, now Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Poet

Yunus Emre also known as Derviş Yunus (Yunus the Dervish) (1238–1328) was a Turkish folk poet and Sufi mystic who greatly influenced Turkish culture. His name, Yunus, is the equivalent to the English name Jonah. He wrote in Old Anatolian Turkish, an early stage of Turkish. The UNESCO General Conference unanimously passed a resolution declaring 1991, the 750th anniversary of the poet's birth, International Yunus Emre Year.

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