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Frankl, August Ludwig
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August Ludwig Frankl was born in Chrást, Bohemia, in 1810 and was one of the first Jews to attend a Bohemian secondary school. He studied medicine at Vienna and Padua but devoted himself mainly to literature. In 1838 he was appointed secretary and archivist of the Vienna Jewish community. This post allowed him to publish widely on Jewish topics, integrating source material from the Haggada, Midrash, and Megilla. Beyond his work as an author of Jewish interest, he became prominent as the writer of historical ballads and other poems that attracted bo…

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Carsten Schapkow, “Frankl, August Ludwig”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0007990>
First published online: 2010

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