1785, Oct 301871, Feb 4
a German nobleman, who was an excellent artist in landscape gardening and wrote widely appreciated books, mostly about his travels in Europe and Northern Africa, published under the pen name of "Semilasso". As a writer of books of travel he holds a high position, his powers of observation being keen and his style lucid, animated and witty. Among his later books of travel are Semilassos vorletzter Weltgang, Semilasso in Afrika, Aus Mehemed Ali's Reich and Die Rückkehr . He is also the author of the still famous Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei ("Remarks on landscape gardening"), the only book he published under his own name.
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