İdris b. Hüsameddîn Bitlisî was born in Bitlis ca. 1452-1457. He served under Uzun Hasan and his Akkoyunlu successors before adhering to Bayezid II and living in the Ottoman state till his death in 1520.
Various historical and other works, among them the famous Hesht behisht. Qanûn-i shehinshâhî("The Law of the Shah") was written in Persian and is a typical siyasetname, based on previous similar literature.