GÜNZBURG, GABRIEL JACOB BEN NAPHTALIHIRZ:
Lithuanian financier and philanthropist; born at Wilna about 1793; died at Simferopol, Crimea, May 2, 1853. After Günzburg had been married at Vitebsk, he settled at Kamenetz-Podolsk. But his business was distributed over many other places, and he lived for a certain time at St. Petersburg. Günzburg applied his philanthropy to four towns, Wilna, Vitebsk, Kamenetz-Podolsk, and Simferopol; in the last-named town he built a hospital. On the proposition of the Russian minister of finances, Nicholas I. conferred on Günzburg the title of "honorary and hereditary citizen" (Oct. 22, 1848).
- Fuenn, Ḳiryah Ne'emanah, p. 283;
- Maggid, Toledot Mishpeḥot Ginẓburg, pp. 78-81, 145-147.