Ennery, Jonas D'

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ENNERY, JONAS D' (1801–1863), French politician, geographer, and educationalist. Ennery, who was born in Nancy, was principal of the school of the Jewish community in Strasbourg. In 1849, despite the anti-Jewish disorders in Alsace, he was elected to the constituent assembly, where he sat among the members of the "Mountain" (left wing). After Napoleon iii's coup d'état in 1852, Ennery was exiled to Belgium. His works include Dictionnaire général de géographie universelle (4 vols., 1839–41) and Prières d'un coeur israélite (1848).