Lebensohn, Micah (Mikhal) Joseph

(1828–52)
   Hebrew poet. Lebensohn was a gifted and tragic young figure in Haskalah (‘enlightenment’) literature. He contracted tuberculosis at seventeen and died at twenty-four. His collected lyrical and epic poems and his translations of German classics were published posthumously.

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