Austrian rabbi; born at Landsberg, Prussian Silesia, May 22, 1837. He received his education at the gymnasium at Oppeln and the universities of Breslau and Vienna (Ph.D., Leipsic, 1864). The following year he became rabbi at Postelberg, Bohemia, where he remained till 1870, when he went in a similar capacity to Znaim, Moravia, becoming also teacher of French at the Realschule. In 1872 he was called to Bisenz, Moravia; and since 1877 he has occupied the rabbinate of Graz, Styria.
Mühsam is the author of: "Juden und Judenthum bei Altrömischen Schriftstellern," Prague, 1864; "Ueber Essen und Trinken der Alten Hebräer," Vienna, 1866; "Ueber die Magie bei den Alten," Prague, 1867; and "Das Feuer in Bibel und Talmud," Vienna, 1869.