Jami (Abderrahman ben Ahmed), a Persian poet, born A. D. 1414, died in 1492. He derived his surname Jami from Jam, the place of his birth in Khorasan. After excelling in other studies, he applied himself to the mystical doctrine of the Sufis under the celebrated sheik Saad ed-Din of Kashgar, and was judged worthy to succeed that master in his school. His eloquence and amiable character, and the beauty of his poems, made him a favorite of the vizier Ali Shir, the sultans of Herat, Abu Said and Hussein Mirza, and also of the Ottoman sultans Mohammed II. and Bajazet II. He was equally esteemed by the common people, whom he instructed beneath the portico of the mosque of Herat in the principles of morals and religion. He is one of the best, most learned, and most voluminous of the Persian poets, and composed about 50 works in prose and verse, in Arabic and Persian. Among the more important of them are " Yusuf and Zu-leika," translated into English by Thomas Law in the "Asiatic Miscellanies," and published in German with the original text by Rosenzweig (Vienna, 1824); the " Golden Chain," a satirical poem against two heretical sects, edited by F. Falconer (London, 1848); " Selman and Ab-sal," edited by Falconer (London, 1850); the " Book of the Wisdom of Alexander;" Beliar-istan (the "Abode of Spring"); and the prose work, Nasahat ul-ins (" Breath of Man "), a history of mysticism.