Ehsan Yarshater

Iranian academic

Ehsan Yarshater (Persian: احسان يارشاطر‎, April 3, 1920 – September 1, 2018)[2] was an Iranian historian and linguist. He worked in iranology. He was the founder and director of The Center for Iranian Studies, and Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University.

Ehsan Yarshater
احسان یارشاطر
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Ehsanollah Yarshater[1]

(1920-04-03)April 3, 1920
DiedSeptember 1, 2018(2018-09-01) (aged 98)
Cause of deathComplications from thrombosis
Alma materUniversity of Tehran, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
OccupationDirector of the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University
Spouse(s)Latifeh Alvieh (died 1999)


  1. "Vol. 30, No. 2, Page 5, Summer 2015 Archives". IranNameh. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-05-10.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  2. Alavi, Hamid (September 2, 2018). "درگذشت احسان یارشاطر؛ مردی که زبان فارسی وطنش بود" (in Persian). BBC Persian. Retrieved September 2, 2018.