Friedrich Rückert

Friedrich Rückert

About Friedrich Rückert

Friedrich Rückert was a german poet and translator of oriental poetry. He was master of thirty languages and made his mark chiefly as a translator of rriental poems and as a writer of poetry conceived in the spirit of oriental masters. Much attention was attracted by a translation of the maqamat of Al-Hariri of Basra (Hariris Makamen) in 1826, Rostem and Suhrab, a story of heroes in 1830, and Hamasa or the Oldest Arabian Folk Songs in 1846.
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