This day in Jewish history / Translator of Yiddish Medieval romance dies
Elijah Levita, the great Renaissance-era Hebrew grammarian and poet, is remembered for scholarly works and the 'Bovo Bukh,' a Yiddish version of the romance of Sir Bevis of Hampton.
January 28, 1549, is the day on which Elijah Levita, the great Renaissance-era Hebrew grammarian and poet, died. Aside from his many scholarly works, Levita is remembered for his translation into Yiddish of the Medieval chivalric romance of Sir Bevis of Hampton – called the “Bovo Bukh” in Yiddish.
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