Galland, Antoine

▪ French scholar

born 1646, Rollot, near Montdidier, France
died 1715, Paris
 French Orientalist and scholar, best known for his adaptation of the Middle Eastern tales Les Mille et une nuits (1704–17; The Thousand and One Nights).

      The seventh child of a poor family, Galland was taught Hebrew, Latin, and Greek by canons and attended the College of Noyon and the Collège de France in Paris. He accompanied the French ambassador to Constantinople during 1670–75, learned Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, and wrote a journal of his travels.

      In 1679 he was appointed antiquary to Louis XIV, for whom he collected ancient coins and manuscripts. In addition to his work on dictionaries and academic writings, he translated the Qurʾān and in 1694 wrote Les Paroles remarquables, les bons mots et les maximes des Orientaux (The Remarkable Sayings, Apothegms, and Maxims of the Eastern Nations), a compendium of Eastern wisdom, and Les Contes et fables indiennes de Bidpai et de Lokmam (1724; “Indian Fables and Tales of Bidpai and Lokmam”). His major work, Les Mille et une nuits, was a popular version freely translated from Syrian manuscripts.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Galland, Antoine — • French Orientalist and numismatist, b. at Rollot, near Montdidier, in Picardy, 1646, d. at Paris, 1715 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Galland, Antoine — ► (1646 1715) Orientalista y numismático francés. Tradujo al francés Las mil y una noches …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • GALLAND, ANTOINE —    French Orientalist, born in Picardy, professor of Arabic in the College of France; was the first to translate the Arabian Nights into any European tongue (1646 1715) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Galland — Galland, Antoine …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Antoine Galland — (spr. ang) (* 4. April 1646 in Rollot, Picardie; † 19. Februar 1715 in Paris) war ein französischer Orientalist und Numismatiker und der erste europäische Übersetzer der Märchen von Tausendundeine Nacht. Inhalt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Antoine Galland — (April 4, 1646 mdash; February 17, 1715) was a French orientalist and archaeologist, most famous as the first European translator of The Thousand and One Nights. (also known as The Arabian Nights in English). His version of the tales appeared in… …   Wikipedia

  • Antoine Galland — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Antoine Galland Antoine Galland (4 de abril de 1646 – 17 de febrero de 1715) fue un orientalista y arqueólogo francés, y el primer traductor europeo de Las mil y una noches. Biografía Galland nació en …   Wikipedia Español

  • Antoine Galland —     Antoine Galland     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Antoine Galland     French Orientalist and numismatist (see Numismatics), b. at Rollot, near Montdidier, in Picardy, 1646, d. at Paris, 1715. When he was four years old his father died leaving him …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Antoine Galland — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Galland. Antoine Galland …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Galland — steht für Galland (Iowa), eine Stadt im Lee County, Iowa Banque Franck, Galland Cie (vormals Banque Galland Cie), eine Schweizer Privatbank Galland ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adolf Galland (1912–1996), deutscher Luftwaffenoffizier… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”