Joseph Dacre Carlyle

Joseph Dacre Carlyle, born on June 4, 1758, in Carlisle, England, was a translator and scholar who specialized in the Near East. He is the translator, into Latin, of Ibn Taghribirdi’s Rerum Ægyptiacarum Annales (Cambridge University Press, 1792) as well as the author of Specimens of Arabian Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 1796). His Arabic translation of the Old Testament and his poetry collection Poems Suggested Chiefly by Scenes in Asia Minor, Syria and Greece (William Bulmer and Co., 1805) were published posthumously. He died on April 12, 1804.