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TRIESTE, GABRIEL:

Italian merchant and philanthropist; born Dec. 24, 1784; died at Padua March 9, 1860. He was president of the Jewish community in Padua. Of his many benevolent foundations two call for special mention; viz., that of 24,000 Austrian lire for the promotion of art among young Jewish artists, and his prize of 1,000 gulden, in 1850, for the publication of a history of the Jews. Trieste translated Troki's "Ḥizzuḳ Emunah."

Bibliography:
  • Joseph Wertheimer, in Jahrbuch für Israeliten, Vienna, 1861;
  • Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon, s.v.;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. s.v.
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