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Adolph Friedrich von Schack (1815–1894)

Schack, Adolph Friedrich, Count von (shäk). A German Oriental scholar and historian of literature; born in Schwerin, Aug. 2, 1815; died in Rome, April 14, 1894. He published: ‘History of Dramatic Art and Literature in Spain’ (1845–46); ‘Poetry and Art of the Arabs in Spain and Sicily’ (1865); ‘History of the Normans in Sicily’ (1889); etc. His translations of Oriental classics include ‘Hero Songs of Firdusi’ (1851); ‘Strophes of Omar Khayyám’ (1878); ‘Voices from the Ganges,’ a series of Hindu poems; ‘Mejnun and Leila,’ the famous story by Jāmī; etc. He also wrote original poetry, but not until he had attained his sixtieth year; among his verse being ‘Lotus Leaves’ (1882); ‘Memnon’ (1885); ‘Epistles and Elegies’ (1894), etc. He is the author of an interesting work on ‘Mazzini and Unified Italy.’