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SCOTT, CHARLES ALEXANDER (KARL BLUMENTHAL):

English author; born in London 1803; died at Venice Nov., 1866. At an early age he went to Italy, where he remained for a considerable time. He was master of several languages, and traveled extensively. In 1848 he joined in the Italian revolution against Austria and fought bravely before the fall of Venice. Later he enlisted as a soldier of fortune with Garibaldi.When the latter organized his expedition in 1860 Scott sought the permission of that general to set out for Rome with some companions disguised as monks, with the object of carrying off young Mortara. This attempt at abduction was, however, abandoned.

In 1860 Scott had a quarrel with Lord Seymour, who publicly horsewhipped him. Scott brought an action and was awarded £500 damages; but he never recovered from the chastisement he received, which accelerated his death. He left considerable sums to Jewish charities and institutions.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. May 3 and 10, 1867.
J. G. L.
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