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WEIL, KARL, RITTER VON:

Austrian journalist; born in Württemberg, Germany; died at Vienna Jan. 7, 1878. He studied law at the University of Freiburg (LL.D. 1827), and afterward joined the staff of the "Allgemeine Zeitung," then published in Augsburg, now in Munich; from 1830 to 1832 he was its Paris correspondent. In 1832 he became editor of the "Württembergische Zeitung" in Stuttgart, holding that position until 1848, when he went to Berlin as associate editor of the "Constitutionelle Zeitung." During the following two years he resided in Stuttgart; and in 1851 he removed to Vienna, entering, as a journalist, the services of the Austrian government. In 1873 he was retired with the title of "Ministerial-Rath."

Weil took an active interest in Jewish affairs, and was a member of the executive board of the Israelitische Allianz from its foundation.

Bibliography:
  • Allg. Zeit. des Jud. 1878, pp. 57-58.
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