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Goldsmith, Lewis (1763/4?–1846), journalist and political writer, was probably born in Richmond, Surrey, according to most biographical accounts in 1763 or 1764. However, Goldsmith's self-serving claims that he was only twenty-seven in 1802–3 (Goldsmith, xix) would place the event between 1774 and 1776. Although he was of Portuguese Jewish descent, his mother's maiden name was apparently ...

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Winchevsky, Morris [formerly Lippe Benzion Novochovitz] (1856–1932), socialist and Yiddish writer, was born as Lippe Benzion Novochovitz to a pious Jewish family in Yanova, Lithuania, in the Russian empire on 9 August 1856. He and two younger sisters were the surviving children of ...