Heinrich Ferdinand Wüstenfeld

Heinrich Ferdinand Wüstenfeld (31 July 1808 – 8 February 1899) was a German orientalist, known as a literary historian of Arabic literature, born at Münden, Hanover.

He studied theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Berlin. He taught at Göttingen, becoming a professor there (1842–90).[1] He published many important Arabic texts and valuable works on Arabic history.

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  1. ^ "Bahrain and Jemama". World Digital Library. 2011-10-17. Retrieved 2014-06-22.