Mieses, Fabius

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MIESES, FABIUS (1824–1898), Hebrew writer and scholar. Born in Brody (Galicia), Mieses moved to Cracow in 1840. Subsequently he lived in Brody (1846–54), Breslau (1854–67), and Leipzig (from 1867). Mieses wrote extensively in the Hebrew journals of his day, publishing poems as well as articles on Judaism, philosophy, and topical subjects. His major work, the first of its kind in Hebrew, is Korot ha-Filosofyah ha-Ḥadashah ("History of Modern Philosophy," 1887), of which only the first volume appeared in print. He also wrote in German, contributing regularly to Orient.


I.A. Guenzig, Elleh Toledot ha-Rav Fabius Mieses (1890), first published in Oẓar ha-Sifrut, 3 (1890); Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 345.

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