Jews of Distinction (1815-1915)

By Joseph Jacobs

The following list gives the names, nationality, date, and description of those Jews who have obtained distinction in various branches of life during the past hundred years.

Asterisks ( * ) indicate converted Jews (in three or four instances converts to Islam) ; obeli ( ~ ) demi-Jew's, in every case (except M. A. Dropsie, J. Salvador, and Sir John Simon) of Christian faith. Names of Jewesses are italicized; one date, omitting century, gives birth date of living persons unless marked with "d"; initials before date indicate country of origin (A=Austria, D= Holland, Da=Denmark, E=England, F= France, G=Germany, H=Hungary, I=Italy, P=Poland, R=Russia, S=Switzerland, Sw= Sweden, U. S.=United States). When a second initial is given after the date, this indicates that the person changed his domicile. Thus, Neubauer, Adolph, H. 31-07 E (A), means that Dr. Neubauer was born in Hungary 1831, died in 1907, lived in England, though buried in Austria. When a person lived for part of his life in a country different from that of his birth and for the rest of his career in a third country, this is indicated by placing the initial of the intermediate period between the dates of birth and death.

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Names in this online transcription include Aaronsohn, Abrahams, Abramovitch, Adam-solomon, Adler, Aehrenthal, Aguilar, Alatri, Alcan, Alexander, Altman, Altschul, Antokolski, Artom, Asch, Ascoli, Asher, Ashkinass, Asknazy, Asser, Asson, Auerbach, Auspitz, Avenel, Ayrton, Bacher, Baer, Baginsky, Ballin, Bamberger, Banoczy, Barnato, Barnay, Barnett, Barth, Bartholdy, Baruch, Barzillai, Basevi, Baskt, Bassermann, Beck, Becker, Bedarrides, Beer, Beit, Belasco, Belmont, Bendemann, Benedict, Benedikt, Benfey, Benjamin, Berenson, Berger, Bergson, Berliner, Bernal, Bernays, Bernhardt, Bernhardy, Bernheim, Bernstein, Bialik, Binger, Bischoffsheim, Bizet, Blaser, Blioch, Bloch, Bloomfield, Bloomfield-zeisler, Blowitz, Blumenthal, Boas, Bonheur, Booth, Borchardt, Born, Borne, Braham, Brandeis, Brandes, Breal, Breguet, Breidenbach, Brenner, Bresslau, Brieger, Brull, Brunner, Brunschvig, Buchler, Budinger, Burchardt, Burnham, Busch, Byron, Cahan, Cahen, Cahun, Canstatt, Cantor, Caro, Carubio, Caspar, Cassel, Castelli, Chronegk, Chwolson, Cohen, Cohn, Cohnheim, Conrat, Conried, Costa, Cowen, Creizenach, Cremieux, Csemegi, Czuber, D'Ancona, D'Angers, D'Israeli, D'Oczy, Damrosch, Darmesteter, David, Dawison, Decsey, Dembitz, Derenbourg, Dernburg, Dessoir, Detmold, Deutsch, Disraeli, Dittel, Dreyfus, Dropsie, Dubnow, Durkheim, Duveen, Ebers, Ehrlich, Eichthal, Einhorn, Einstein, Eisner, Ellstatter, Elman, Elsberg, Emin, Engel, Ennery, Eotvos, Ephrussi, Epstein, Erlanger, Erman, Ernst, Errera, Erter, Eulenburg, Ezekiel, Falk, Faude-philips, Felix, Fels, Fichel, Filipowski, Finzi, Firkovich, Fischer, Fischof, Fleischel, Flexner, Foa, Fould, Franchetti, Franck, Frank, Frankau, Frankel, Frankenheim, Frankl, Franzos, Frauenstadt, Freud, Freudenthal, Freund, Fried, Friedberg, Friedenthal, Friedjung, Friedlander, Friedlander-fuld, Friedmann, Frohman, Fromme, Fuchs, Fuerstenberg, Fulda, Furst, Gabrilowitsch, Gans, Gaster, Geiger, Ginsburg, Ginzberg, Glaser, Gluge, Godefroy, Goldberger, Goldfaden, Goldmark, Goldschmidt, Goldsmid, Goldstuecker, Goldziher, Gompers, Gompertz, Gordan, Gordin, Gordon, Goudchaux, Goudsmit, Graetz, Grau, Graumann, Greenbaum, Grisi, Grossman, Grunhut, Gudemann, Gueterbock, Guggenheim, Guhrauer, Gumbert, Gunsburg, Gunzbourg, Guttmann, Gwinner, Haase, Hadamard, Haffkine, Halbar, Halevy, Halperine-kaminsky, Halphen, Hambourg, Hammerstein, Harburger, Harden, Harkavy, Hart, Harte, Hartmann, Hartog, Hayem, Hays, Hedin, Heilprin, Heine, Heinemann, Heller, Henikstein, Henle, Henschel, Hermann, Herschel, Herschell, Hertz, Hertzberg, Herz, Herzberg, Herzl, Hess, Heydenfeldt, Heyermanne, Heyse, Hildesheimer, Hiller, Hirsch, Hirschberg, Hirschfeld, Hitzig, Hoffmann, Hofmannstahl, Holdheim, Hollander, Horn, Horovitz, Isaacs, Israels, Issi, Jacobi, Jacobs, Jacobson, Jacoby, Jaffe, James, Janin, Jastrow, Jellinek, Jessel, Joachim, Joachimsthal, Jochelson, Joel, Jonas, Jost, Kahn, Kalisch, Kanitz, Karpeles, Kaufmann, Kayser, Kayserling, Kean, Kellner, Kiamil, Kiralfy, Kisch, Kiss, Klaczko, Klaw, Kleeberg, Klein, Klotz, Kohler, Kohn, Kohut, Kompert, Konigsberger, Konigswarter, Korn, Korosi, Kraus, Krauss, Kreisler, Krochmal, Kronecker, Kuranda, L'Arronge, Laband, Lambert, Landau, Landesmann, Lara, Lasker, Lassalle, Lasson, Laszlo, Lazarus, Lee, Leeser, Lefmann, Lehman, Lehrs, Leidesdorf, Leitner, Leon, Leventritt, Levi, Levi-civita, Levin, Levinsohn, Levy, Levy-bruhl, Lewald, Lewin, Lewis, Lewisohn, Lidzbarski, Lieberman, Liebermann, Liebig, Liebrecht, Liebreich, Lilien, Lilienthal, Lindau, Lindo, Lipkin, Lippmann, Lipschitz, Lobatto, Loeb, Loew, Loewe, Loewy, Lombroso, Loria, Lovinson, Low, Lubin, Lucca, Ludenburg, Lumley, Lunge, Luzzatto, Lyon-caen, Lyons, Magnus, Malvano, Mandelkern, Manin, Manuel, Marcus, Marczali, Margoliouth, Marks, Marmorek, Marshall, Marx, Massarani, Maurogonato, Mauthner, Meier, Meldola, Mels, Meltzer, Mendel, Mendelssohn-bartholdy, Mendes, Metchnikof, Meyer, Meyerbeer, Meyerheim, Michelham, Michelson, Millaud, Minkowski, Mocatta, Moll, Mond, Montefiore, Moos, Morgenstern, Morgenthau, Moscheles, Mosenthal, Mosse, Moszkowski, Muller, Munk, Munkacsy, Munsterberg, Mussafia, Myers, Nabarro, Nachez, Nansen, Naquet, Nathan, Nazimova, Neander, Neilson, Neisser, Nethersole, Netto, Neubauer, Neumann, Nissim, Noah, Noether, Nordau, Nossig, Nussbaum, Ochs, Offenbach, Ollendorf, Ollendorff, Oppenheim, Oppert, Orshanski, Osiris, Ospovat, Ostrogorski, Ottinger, Ottolenghi, Pagel, Palgrave, Pasch, Pasta, Payne, Pereire, Perez, Pflueger, Philippe, Philippson, Phillips, Phillipson, Pincherle, Pinero, Pinner, Pinto, Pirbright, Pissaro, Polak, Poliakoff, Politzer, Pollini, Popper, Porto-riche, Possart, Poznanski, Prevost-paradol, Pribram, Pringsheim, Pulitzer, Rabinovitch, Raffalovish, Rapoport, Ratisbonne, Raynal, Rayner, Reading, Ree, Reiches-kindermann, Reinach, Reinhardt, Reinhold, Reis, Remak, Remenyi, Reuter, Ricardo, Rice, Richardson, Riess, Riesser, Ring, Robert, Rodenberg, Rodrigues, Romanin, Romberg, Rosanes, Rose, Rosenbusch, Rosenfeld, Rosenhain, Rosenthal, Rosenwald, Rosewater, Rothenstein, Rothschild, Rott, Rowe, Rubenstein, Rubin, Saalschuts, Sachs, Salaman, Salkowski, Salomons, Salomonsen, Salvador, Samuda, Samuel, Sanders, Sanua, Saphir, Sassoon, Schapira, Schechter, Schenk, Schiff, Schlegel, Schoenflies, Schorr, Schuster, Schwalbe, Schwartz, Schwartzschild, Schweitzer, See, Segre, Seligman, Seligmann, Semon, Senator, Simmel, Simon, Simonyi, Simson, Singer, Slonimski, Smith, Smolenskin, Sokolow, Solmsen, Solomon, Sonnenthal, Sonnino, Sontheim, Sorauer, Speyer, Spiegelberg, Spielmann, Spingarn, Spitzer, Srissny, Stahl, Steiglitz, Stein, Steinbach, Steindorff, Steinitz, Steinschneider, Steinthal, Stern, Sterne, Stettenhaim, Stilling, Stokvis, Strakosch, Strasburger, Straus, Strauss, Stricker, Strousberg, Struck, Suess, Sulzberger, Sulzer, Sutro, Swaythling, Sylvester, Tausig, Taussig, Terquen, Thomas, Traube, Tree, Treves, Trier, Tuchmann, Ullstein, Ulmann, Unger, Unna, Untermyer, Ury, Valabrigue, Valentin, Vambery, Veit, Veith, Ventura, Verne, Vogel, Volterra, Wagner, Wahrmann, Waldegrave, Waldstein, Waldteufel, Wandsworth, Warburg, Warfield, Wassermann, Weigert, Weil, Weilen, Weingarten, Weininger, Wertheimer, Wiener, Wieniawski, Wilda, Winternitz, Winterstein, Wise, Witkowski, Wittmann, Wolf, Wolff, Wolff-ferari, Wollemborg, Worms, Ysaye, Zadoc, Zalinski, Zamenhof, Zangwill, Zeissl, Zimbalist, Zuckerkandl, Zuckertort, Zuntz, Zunz.

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