, FERDINAND (1808-1899)

A Orientalist. He received his doctorate in 1831 at Göttingen and was habilitated there in 1832. Above all, he was active as a librarian. He edited and translated Arabic historians and geographers.

Worthy of mention for Christian Egypt are his Makrizi’s der Copten aus den Handschriften zu Gotha und Wien Ubersetzung und Anmerkungen (Göttingen, 1845); Das Synaxarium, das ist Heiligen- Kalender der coptischen aus dem Arabischen übersetzt (Gotha, 1879); and his catalog “Coptisch-arabische Handschriften der königlichen Universitätsbibliothek” (Nachrichten der Göttinger Gesellschaft, 1878, pp. 285-325).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Wellhausen, J. “ Wüstenfeld.” In Allgemeine deutsche Biographic, Vol. 55, pp. 139-40. Berlin, 1940.

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