Abel, Gaspar

, a native of Halberstadt, and an eminent historian of the last century, born at Hindenburg in 1676, published in 1710 the history of Prussia and Brandenburg, “Preussische und Brandisburgische Staats-Historie,” Leipsic, 8vo; in 1714, some favourite satires; and, in 1715, a work of far more utility and importance, “Historia Monarchiarum orbis antiqui,” Leipsic, 8vo; a Greek Archaeology, 1738; and a translation of Boileau. He died at Westdorf in 1763 .3


Saxii Onomast.—Biographie Universelle, 1811.