Felix Liebrecht (13 March 1812 – 3 August 1890) was a German folklorist.
Liebrecht was born in Namslau, Prussian Silesia. He studied philology at the universities of Breslau, Munich, and Berlin, and in 1849 became professor of the German language at the Athénée Royal at Liège, Belgium. He resigned his chair and retired into private life in 1867. He died in Saint-Hubert, Belgium.
Translations by Liebrecht include:
- Giambattista Basile's Pentamerone, with introduction by Jakob Grimm (1846)
- Johannes Damascenus's "Baarlam und Josaphat" (1847)
- John Colin Dunlop's Geschichte der Prosadichtungen (1851)
- an edition of Gervasius of Tilbury's Otia Imperialia (1856)
- George Cornewall Lewis's Untersuchungen über die Glaubwürdigkeit der altrömischen Geschichte (1863).
A collection of original essays by him was published at Heilbronn in 1879, under the title Zur Volkskunde.
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- Meyers Konversations-Lexikon
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906.
- Edward Schröder (1906), "Liebrecht, Felix", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German) 51, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 708–709
- "Liebrecht, Felix". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.