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Edward William Lane

British orientalist, translator and lexicographer

1801   -   1876

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
occupation: translator, writer, topographer, ethnologist, philologist

Edward William Lane (17 September 1801 – 10 August 1876) was a British orientalist, translator and lexicographer. He is known for his Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians and the Arabic-English Lexicon, as well as his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and Selections from the Kur-án.During his lifetime, Lane also wrote a detailed account of Egypt and the country's ancient sites, but the book, titled Description of Egypt, was published posthumously. It was first published by the American University in Cairo Press in 2000 and has been republished several times since then.
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