Albert Knapp, a German poet, born in Tubingen, July 25, 1798, died in Stuttgart, June 18, 1864. After becoming pastor at Stuttgart, he applied himself to poetry, especially to the composition of hymns, and published a small volume of them annually between 1833 and 1853, under the title of Christoterpe. Among his other publications are three collections of poems (Stuttgart, 1829, 1834, and 1843), and Evangelischer Liederschatz fur Kirche und Haus (1837; 3d ed., 1865), taken from the liturgies and hymns of every Christian century.
Albert Laponneraye, a French historian, born in Tours, May 8, 1808, died in Marseilles in September, 1849. He established a school and a journal at Marseilles. The government became so alarmed at the popular effect of his lectures in 1831 on the history of the French revolution, that he was not permitted to continue them, and he was several times arrested on account of his liberal writings. His works include Cours public d' histoire de France de-puis 1789 jusqu'en 1830 (1831-'4); Histoire de la revolution francaise depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1840 (3 vols., 1840); an edition of Robespierre's writings (3 vols., 1842); and Histoire universelle depuis les premiers ages du monde (8 vols., 1845-'6), left unfinished.
Albert M Shipp, an American clergyman, born in Stokes co., N. C., Jan. 15, 1819. He graduated at the university of North Carolina in 1840, and was received into the South Carolina conference in 1841. He became president of Greensboro female college in 1848, professor of history and English literature in the university of North Carolina in 1849, and president of Wofford college, Spartanburg, S. C, in 1859, and was chosen to be professor of church history in the Vanderbilt university, Nashville, Tenn., in 1874. He has been a member of every general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, since 1850.
Albert Niemam, a German tenor singer, born at Erxleben, near Magdeburg, in 1831. He commenced his career as a chorus singer at Dessau, and afterward obtained distinction by means of a voice of unusual power and beauty. Most of his career has been spent in the service of the king of Hanover. He was the tenor selected by Wagner to sing in his Tannliiiuser when it was produced in Paris in 1861; but, disgusted with the temper shown by the Parisians toward that work, he broke his engagement and returned to Hanover. lie married the German actress Marie Seebach.
Albert Palffy, a Hungarian author, born in Grosswardein in 1813. He studied law, but devoted himself to literature at Pesth, and after the revolution of March, 1848, founded the ultra-radical journal Marczius tizenbtodike ("The 15th of March"), which promoted the patriotic excitement. He received an office from the revolutionary authorities, but denounced them as too conservative, and was imprisoned for a time in 1849. He afterward lived abroad till 1861, when he returned to Pesth. He has published several novels.