Loewisohn, Solomon

(1788-1821)
   Austrian Hebrew poet and scholar. He was born in Hungary, and settled in Vienna, where he worked as a proofreader. He was one of the outstanding Hebrew authors of the Haskalah movement. His Melitzat Yeshurun is an exposition of biblical poetry, and his Mehkere Aretz is the first modern lexicon of biblical geography.

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  • LOEWISOHN, SOLOMON — (1789–1821), Hebrew writer. Born in Mor, Hungary, he received a Jewish education but at the same time studied secular subjects in a Capuchin monastery. With the aid of his relative Solomon Rosenthal, a wealthy scholar, he studied in Prague at a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Salomo Löwisohn — (auch Loewysohn, Löwysohn, Levisohn u.a.; hebr. שלמה לויזון, ursprünglich Salomon Moor[1]; * 1789[2] in Moor, Ungarn; † 27. April 1821 ebenda) war ein ungarischer Hebraist und Dichter der Aufklärungszeit. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • HEBREW LITERATURE, MODERN — definition and scope beginnings periodization …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HISTORIOGRAPHY — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the bible second temple period chronicles of the jews early middle ages spanish and portuguese sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries systematic histories early studies the wissenschaft …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HASKALAH — (Heb. הַשְׂכָּלָה), Hebrew term for the Enlightenment movement and ideology which began within Jewish society in the 1770s. An adherent of Haskalah became known as a maskil (pl. maskilim). The movement continued to be influential and spread, with …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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