The New International Encyclopædia/Schnabel, Johann Gottfried
SCHNABEL, shnä'bel, Johann Gottfried (c.1690). A German author, who was known under the pseudonym of Gisander. During a part of his career he was in the service of Count Stolberg, but very few other facts concerning him are known. He wrote some of the best “Robinsonaden,” or imitations of Robinson Crusoe, that appeared in German, such as Wunderliche Fata einiger Seefahrer (1731-43), Die Inseln im Südmeere (republished 1826), and the famous Die Insel Felsenberg (republished 1827).