Solomon Löwisohn

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Solomon Löwisohn, (Hebrew: שלמה לויזון‎, Hungarian: Lőwisohn Salamon; 1788, Mór, District of Stuhlweissenburg, Kingdom of Hungary - April 27, 1821, Mór) was a Jewish Hungarian historian and poet.

He studied at the yeshivah of Prague; among his fellow students being his relative Moses Saphir,[1] the Galicia-born humourist. He subsequently became a corrector in the printing establishment of Anton Edler von Schmid in Vienna.

Literary works

Löwisohn's works include:

  • Siḥah be-'Olam ha-Neshamot (Prague, 1811)
  • Meliẓat Yeshurun (Vienna, 1816), poems
  • Meḥḳere Ereẓ, treating of the topography of the Hebrew Bible

He wrote also for the Mishnah edition published in 1815 an essay on the language of the Mishnah.

Further, he translated and annotated the festival prayers, and part of the ritual for the 9th of Ab (Vienna, 1819).

His most important work is Vorlesungen über die Neuere Gesch. der Juden (ib. 1820), of which the first volume only was published.