RASHID - ud - DIN, also named Faz1 Ull Rashid, author of the Jami-ut-Tawarikli, was ba at Hamadan A.D. 1247, A.II. 645. He was son Imad-ud-Daulah Abu-l-Khair. His enemies, the latter part of his life, called him a Jew bc by birth and religion. Quatremerc is inclined think that he was possibly of Jewish descent, as shows an acquaintance with Jewish rites a customs singular for a Muhammadan statesma and Ibn Batuta (ii. 116), who saw Rashid's s attending as wazir on Abu Said Khan at Baghch says that the father, Khaja Rashid, had be an emigrant Jew. He had studied agricultu architecture, and mataphysics. He was acquaint with Hebrew, Arabic, Mongol, Turki, and Persk His great work, the Jami-ut-Tawarikh, is a c( lection of histories, or historical cyclopxdia. contains histories of the Tartar and Turkish trib of Chengiz and his race, and of the Persian kha in particular, including his master, Ui Jaitu ; various dynasties of Western Asia, of Mahom and his companions, of the prophets of Israel, t Emsars, and several Christian princes ; of Chi and of India. It was intended to conclude wi
a universal geography, but it is doubtful if tl was ever written, though the existing portions the work contain many geographical notices. is in Persian. In 697 he becatne Grand Vizir Ghazan Khan, and held the office under tl monarch's brother and successor, Ul Jaitu. cused of having poisoned the last mentioned, was put to death by Sultan Abu Sadi in nat. 7 The Jami-ut-Tawarikh was commenced by orc of Ghazan in A.II. 700, and completed in 10 ye: (A.H. 710), A.D. 1310. It gives a picture of t knowledge regarding India which Muliammachi possessed at the close of the 14th centui —Elliot's Ilistory of India ; Yule's Cathay, p. 255.