Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Feisi, Abul-Feis ibn Mubarák

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FEISI, ABUL-FEIS IBN MUBARÁK (fā-ē-sē), a celebrated Indo-Persian poet and scholar; born in Agra, India, in 1547. He surpassed all his contemporaries in philological, philosophical, historical, and medical knowledge, and about 1572 was crowned “king of poesy” in the court of the Emperor Akbar. Of his poems the most noteworthy are his lyrics. Their exalted pantheism brought on him the enmity of the orthodox Muslim clergy. He wrote also many double-rhymed poems; and a Persian imitation of the famous Indian epic “Nala and Damajanti,” designed to form the third member of an epic cycle. His scientific treatises were numerous. He died in 1595.