Skip to main content

Kallir (Kallier), Meier


KALLIR (Kallier ), MEIER (d. 1875), banker and politician in Brody (Galicia; now Ukraine). Son of Alexander Kallir, an émigré from Germany, Meier managed the banking business established by his father. He served as chairman of the Board of Commerce and Trade several times and in 1853 as deputy mayor of Brody. In 1848 he was elected to the Galician Landtag (Diet), and served as a deputy once more from 1861 to 1867. Together with two other Jewish deputies Kallir introduced the proposal for the emancipation of the Jews in 1861. Also active in the Jewish community of Brody, he supported agricultural settlement of the Galician Jews on the plains, publishing an appeal entitled Galiẓyah Kol Titten. However, since Orthodox Jewry opposed it, the project was never realized. Meier's son nathan von kallir (1821–1886), also a deputy in the Galician Landtag (1870–73), was a noted philanthropist.


Ph. Friedman, Die galizischen Juden im Kampfe um ihre Gleichberechtigung (1929), index; M. Balaban, Dzieje Żydów w galicyi i w Rzeczypospolitej Krakowskiej (1916), index; M. Weissberg, in: mgwj, 57 (1913), 741.

[Benjamin Lubelski]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Kallir (Kallier), Meier." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . 20 Mar. 2019 <>.

"Kallir (Kallier), Meier." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . (March 20, 2019).

"Kallir (Kallier), Meier." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved March 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.