Poet (b. 1862, Adana - d. 1902, İstanbul). He is a graduate of the School of Politics (1883). He worked as an instructional manager and a teacher in Adana and İzmir, and at the School of Politics and at İstanbul University he worked as a literature teacher. He published the articles of Namık Kemal, Abdülhak Hamid and Recaizade Ekrem in his own magazine Gayret. His poetry book Elhan (Melodies) initiated a significant literary discussion at the time. When Recaizade Ekrem wrote the book Elhan-ı Şita (Melody of Winter) criticizing the book mentioned above (1886), Muallim Naci published in response, Demdeme (Enraged, 1887).
POETRY: Elhan (Melodies, 1886), Yâd-ı Mazi (Remembering the Past, 1888), Âsâr-ı Perişân (Works of the Wretched, 1893).
OTHER WORKS: Osmanlı Coğrafyası (Ottoman Landscape, 1894), Terane-i Zafer (The Same Old Story of Victory, 1897), Osmanlı Edebiyatı (Ottoman Literature, 1897), Mükemmel Coğrafya-i Osmanî (The Perfect Landscape of the Ottoman Empire, 1898), İlm-i Servet (Science and Wealth, no date).