Adolf Wilhelm Theodor Stahr, a German author, born in Prenzlau, Prussia, Oct. 22, 1805. He completed his studies at Halle, and in 1826 became a teacher there, and subsequently taught in the gymnasium in Oldenburg till 1852, when he settled in Berlin. In 1855 he married the authoress Fanny Lewald. His works include Aristotelia (2 vols., 1830-'32); Ein Jahr in Italien (3 vols., 1847-'50); Die preussische Revolution (1850; 2d ed., 1852); Torso, oder Kunst, Kunstler und Kunstwerke der Alten (2 vols., 1854-,5; English translation in the "Crayon," New York, 1858-'9); 67. E. Leasing, sein Leben und seine Weke (2 vols., 1859; 6th ed., 1869; English translation, Boston, 1866); Herbstmonate in Oberitalien (1859; 2d ed., 1871); Bilder aus dem Alter-thum (4 vols., 1863-6); with his wife, Ein Winter in Rom (1869; 2d ed., 1871); Lebenserin-nerungen (1870 et seq.); Tacitus' Geschichte der Regierung des Kaisers Tiberius ubersetzt und erklart (1871); Goethe's Frauengestalten (for Kaulbach's Goethe-Gallerie; 4th ed., 2 vols., 1872); and Tiberius', Leben, Regierung und Charakter (1874). A collective edition of his works was commenced at Berlin in 1871.