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GUTMANN, DAVID, RITTER VON:

Austrian merchant; philanthropist; brother of Wilhelm von Gutmann; born at Leipnik, Moravia, Dec. 24, 1834. As president of the Israelitische Allianz of Vienna he did much for the relief of his persecuted coreligionists in Russia in 1882, as well as in Rumania in 1900, and after the Kishinef outrages in 1903. He is president of the Jews' poorhouse and of the Baron de Hirsch school-funds for Galicia, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Jewish congregation. In 1879 Gutmann was created Knight of the Iron Crown and raised to the hereditary nobility.

Bibliography:
  • H. Wiedmann, Festschrift Anlässlich des Vierzigjährigen Geschäftsjubiläums des Hauses Gutmann.
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