WILKEN, Friedrich. Ratzeburg 23.5.1777 — Berlin 24.12.1840. German Historian and Orientalist. Professor in Heidelberg and Berlin. From 1805 ao. Professor of History at Heidelberg, ord. Professor 1807. From 1816 ord. Professor at Berlin.
Publications: Wrote a history of the crusades and other famous works on history, also on Persian philology.
Sources: D. Drüll, Heidelberger Gelehrtenlexikon 1803–1932. 1986; Wikipedia with portrait, more details and further references in German version.