By: Meyer Kayserling
Banker and philanthropist of Damascus; died in 1874. He was a great benefactor to his brethren in Syria and to the inhabitants of Damascus. After the suppression of the Druse outbreak in 1860 he distributed among the poor of all denominations in Damascus 3,000 Turkish pounds. At his own expense he provisioned for a time the Imperial troops in Damascus. In recognition of his services, the sultan Abd-ul-Aziz conferred upon him the Order of the Medjidie of the first class. His son, Eleazar Angel, who lives at Constantinople, follows the example set by his father.