Enno Littmann

Ludwig Richard Enno Littmann (September 16, 1875, Oldenburg - May 4, 1958, Tübingen) was a German orientalist.

In 1906 he succeeded Theodor Nöldeke as chair of Oriental languages at the University of Strasbourg. Later on, he served as a professor of Oriental languages at the Universities of Göttingen (1914–16), Bonn (1918-21) and Tübingen (1921–49).

He deciphered and annotated Palmyrene, Nabataean and Syriac inscriptions as well as historical texts of ancient Ethiopian monuments. In 1905 he stayed among the Tigre people in Eritrea, and during the following year, directed the German Aksum-Expedition in Ethiopia.

He published a translation of ''One Thousand and One Nights'' from Arabic into German, "''Erzählungen aus den Tausendundein Nächten''" (6 volumes, 1921–28, 3 1954). Provided by Wikipedia