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S. R. Driver

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Edersheim, Alfred (1825–1889), biblical scholar, was born in Vienna of Jewish parents on 7 March 1825. His father, Marcus Edersheim, a banker and a man of culture and wealth, had come originally from the Netherlands, and his mother was Stéphanie, née Beifuss, of a well-known ...


Leone Levi (1821–1888) by Elliott & Fry, 1873 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, was born on 6 June 1821 in Ancona, later part of the kingdom of Italy. He came from a middle-class Jewish family. His father, Isaac, and his elder brother were both merchants. Leone received a practical, commercial education and began working for his brother at the age of fifteen. He travelled to ...


Lincoln, Ignatius Timotheus Trebitsch [formerly Ignácz Trebitsch; name in religion Chao Kung] (1879–1943), political adventurer, was born in Paks, Hungary, on 4 April 1879, the second son of Nathan Trebitsch (d. 1899), a merchant, and his wife, Julia, née Freund (...


Newman, Sydney Cecil (1917–1997), television producer, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 1 April 1917, the son of an Orthodox Jewish shoe salesman who had moved to Canada from Russia. He was educated at Ogden public school, Toronto, and then at the ...


E. I. Carlyle

revised by Robert Brown

Saphir, Adolph (1831–1891), Free Church of Scotland minister, was born at Pest, Hungary, in 1831, the youngest son in a family of two sons and three daughters of Israel Saphir, a Jewish merchant, and his second wife, Henrietta Bondij (d. 1879). His father's brother, ...


See Porter [née Seale], Dorothea Noelle Naomi [Thea]