Antoine Galland

Translator

1646 – 1715

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Who was Antoine Galland?

Antoine Galland was a French orientalist and archaeologist, most famous as the first European translator of One Thousand and One Nights which he called Les mille et une nuits. His version of the tales appeared in twelve volumes between 1704 and 1717 and exerted a huge influence on subsequent European literature and attitudes to the Islamic world.

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Born
Apr 4, 1646
Rollot
Also known as
  • 安托万·加朗
  • Галлан, Антуан
Died
Feb 17, 1715
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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