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Fleischer, Heinrich Leberecht (1801-1888), a German Orientalist, was born at Schandau in Saxony. He studied theology and Oriental languages at Leipzig, and in 1828 and the following years was employed to catalogue the Oriental MSS. in the royal library at Dresden. In 1836 he became Professor of Oriental Languages at Leipzig, and he edited many books and MSS., among them being Historia Moslemiea, The Thousand and One Nights, and a Commentary on the Koran.