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There are many who consider this modest work as the greate masterpiece of Persian Literature. His tomb in Shiraz is visited by so many admirers that it may be regarded as a shrine.The celebrated Hafez was born in Shiraz in 1326 A.D. in Shiraz. He is said to have known all the Koran by heart, hence earning the nick-name of Hafez (Memorizer). With Ferdowsi he ranks as the most popular and best known poet in Iran. His collection (divan) consists of 693 poems, of which 573 are odes.( شيراز - حافظيه )

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