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Seyyed Ahmad Hatef Esfehani was a famous Iranian poet of the 18th century. He was born in Isfahan and most likely he died there in 1783. Hatef’s date of birth is unknown. Hatef was contemporary to at least seven rulers of Iran.

Hafezieh, Shiraz, Iran Khwāja Šamsu d-Dīn Muḥammad Hāfez-e Šīrāzī, known by his pen name Hāfez (born 1315 Shiraz-died 1390 Shiraz) was the most celebrated Persian lyric poet and is often described as a poet's poet. His Divan is to be found at the home of most Iranians who recite his poems by heart and use as proverb and saying to this day.