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Albreclit Altdorfer, a German painter and engraver, born at Altdorf, Bavaria, in 1488, died at Ratisbon in 1538. He is supposed to have been a pupil of Albert Durer, and is distinguished in Germany for the romantic character of his conceptions. His principal painting, "The Victory of Alexander over Darius," is in the gallery of Schleissheim, near Munich, and his "Birth of our Saviour" in the imperial gallery of Vienna. His engravings are on both copper and wood.