عنوان مقاله [English]
Our understanding of the life of Abu Mansour Daghighi is very inadequate. Owfi’s conflicting and incorrect words in Libab al-albab as well as the distortion of a verse from Farrokhi Sistaani’s “Daghgaah” ode to Daghighi have misguided scholars of literary history, misleading them to consider Daghighi’s lifetime to have started since the first half of the fourth century AH until the second half of the same century. Additionally, the incorrect perception resulted from the verses by Ferdowsi on Daghighi’s death was a substantial factor in confusions occurred on Daghighi’s time of life. Paying attention to Daghighi’s praise poems, the lifetime of his praised subjects and the correct interpretation of Farrokhi Sistaani’s verse with respect to the correction done by Hafez Mahmoudkhan Shiraani would clarify the inadequacy of the given dates. Accordingly, it is concluded in this study that Daghighi was most probably born between the years 280-285 AH and died at approximately the age of 50-55 (on 341 AH).