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Montefiore, Sir Moses Haim

Sir Moses Haim Montefiore (mŏn´tĬfēô´rē), 1784–1885, British-Jewish philanthropist, b. Italy. He married a Rothschild and became affiliated with the family's banking business. He accumulated a fortune on the London stock exchange and retired (1826) from business to devote himself to philanthropy and to the securing of political and civil emancipation for Jews in England. He was knighted (1837) while serving as sheriff of London. In 1846, he was made a baronet. As president (1835–74) of the Board of Deputies of British Jews he worked to alleviate discriminatory practices against Jews in Europe and the Middle East. He founded a hospital and girls' school in Jerusalem in 1855 and was influential in stimulating the rise of Jewish nationalism, the forerunner of modern political Zionism. The Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore appeared in 1890.

See biographies by L. Wolf (1884), E. Wolbe (1909), P. Goodman (1925), and A. Green (2010).

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Montefiore, Sir Moses

Montefiore, Sir Moses (1784–1885). Anglo-Jewish leader. Montefiore was sheriff of London in 1837–8 and was knighted by Queen Victoria. He received a baronetcy in 1846 for his humanitarian efforts for the Jewish community.

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