Ali Ufkî (né Wojciech Bobowski) (Composer)
Born: 1610, Bobowa, Poland
Died: 1675, Istanbul
Wojciech Bobowski or Ali Ufki was a Polish, later Turkish musician and dragoman in the Ottoman Empire. He translated the Bible into Ottoman Turkish, composed an Ottoman Psalter, based on the Genevan metrical psalter, and wrote a grammar of the Ottoman Turkish language. His musical works are considered among the most important in 17th-century Ottoman music.