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  • 1207 CE - 1273 CE
    Life of the Persian poet Rumi, considered one of the greatest literary artists in the world.
  • c. 1215 CE
    Rumi's father flees Balkh, Afghanistan to escape invading Mongols; moves family to Konya, Anatolia.
  • c. 1228 CE
    Rumi is a highly-respected teacher and theologian living in Konya. When his father dies, he assumes his role as head of the religious community.
  • 1244 CE
    Rumi meets the Sufi mystic Shams-i-Tabrizi and the two become inseparable friends.
  • 1248 CE
    Shams-i-Tabrizi disappears; Rumi recognizes their spiritual connection is ongoing and begins to compose verse.
  • 1248 CE - 1273 CE
    Rumi composes mystical poetry for the rest of his life, including his famous work, the Masnavi, still unfinished at the time of his death.

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1207 CE - 1273 CE: Life of the Persian poet Rumi, considered one of the greatest literary artists in the world.
 
 
1215 CE: Rumi's father flees Balkh, Afghanistan to escape invading Mongols; moves family to Konya, Anatolia.
 
 
1228 CE: Rumi is a highly-respected teacher and theologian living in Konya. When his father dies, he assumes his role as head of the religious community.
 
 
1244 CE: Rumi meets the Sufi mystic Shams-i-Tabrizi and the two become inseparable friends.
 
 
1248 CE: Shams-i-Tabrizi disappears; Rumi recognizes their spiritual connection is ongoing and begins to compose verse.
 
 
1248 CE - 1273 CE: Rumi composes mystical poetry for the rest of his life, including his famous work, the Masnavi, still unfinished at the time of his death.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1200 CE 1210 CE 1220 CE 1230 CE 1240 CE 1250 CE 1260 CE

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