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Aguilar, Grace (1816–1847), writer on Jewish history and religion and novelist, was born on 2 June 1816 in Hackney, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of Emanuel Aguilar (1787–1845), merchant, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1854), daughter of Jacob Dias Fernandez...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Belfour, John (1768–1842), Hebrew and Coptic scholar and poet, was the eldest son of John Belfour (bap. 1745, d. 1793), of Highgate, London, stockbroker, and his wife Mary (1728/9–1809). He had three younger brothers. He was made free of the ...

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Sidney Lee

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Benisch, Abraham (1811–1878), Hebraist and newspaper editor, was born to Jewish parents at Drossau, a small town 8 miles south-west of Klattau in Bohemia. About 1836 he studied surgery at Prague University where, with other Jewish students, he formed an organization for re-establishing Jewish independence in ...

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Loewe, Raphael James (1919–2011), Hebrew scholar, translator, and poet, was born on 16 April 1919 in Calcutta, India, the elder of two surviving sons of Herbert Martin James Loewe (1882–1940), Hebrew scholar, and his wife, Ethel Victoria, née Hyamson (1887–1946). His younger brother, ...