Poet (b. 1884, Trabzon - d. 11 May 1948, İstanbul). He graduated from Trabzon High School (1902). He served as a teacher of Turkish and history in Trabzon for a long time then he became a teacher of history in İstanbul where in 1928, he settled and served as a teacher of literature at İstanbul Advanced Commercial School.
He is regarded as the final poet of Divan*, especially with his collected works, which consisted of lyrical poems in the Nedim style. Besides being a teacher, he was also a member of various organizations such as the Ottoman History Council, the Trabzon Turkish Guild and the Trabzon Board of Education.
Türk Edebiyatı Numuneleri (Examples from Turkish Literature - with H. T. Gönensay and H. A. Yücel, 1926), Hamsinâme (The Anchovy Book, expanded edition, 1972), Divan-ı İhsan (Divan* of Benefaction, 1928), Bilmeceler (Riddles, 1930), Baba Salim (Salim the Father - study of a bard from Trabzon, 1930), Trabzon'da İlk Kitapçı Kitâbî Hamdi Efendi ve Yayınları (Kitabi Hami Efendi, the First Publisher in Trabzon and His Publications, 1947), Laf Olsun Diye (Just to Speak, 1949), Rubaiyyat-ı Ömer Hayyam (Rubai* of Omar Hayyam, 1966), Kâtip, Yolculukta, Ticari Muhaberat, Ticari Neşriyat (The Clerk, on Travel, Commercial Correspondence, Commercial Publications - with A. Himdi Vural).
Besides these, there remain more than 30 unpublished works.