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Antoine Isaac, Baron Silvestre de Sacy (1758–1838)

Silvestre de Sacy, Antoine Isaac, Baron. A French Orientalist; born at Paris, Sept. 21, 1758; died on Feb. 21, 1838. In 1792 he became member of the Academy of Inscriptions, and in 1808, professor of the Persian Language at the Collège de France. His writings include ‘Arabian Grammar’ (1810); ‘Arabian Chrestomathy’ (1806); ‘Arabian Grammatical Anthology’ (1829); ‘Memoirs of various Persian Antiquities’ (1793); and his last and most important work ‘The Exposition of the Religion of the Druses’ (1828).