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HARTOG, LEVI DE:

Dutch jurist; born at Gorinchem (Gorkum), Holland, Nov. 6, 1835; studied law and (under Professor Dozy) Oriental languages at the University of Leyden (LL.D. 1859). De Hartog settled as a lawyer and private tutor in Leyden, and in 1865 was appointed teacher of general history and politics at the Hoogere Burger-school, Haarlem. In 1866 he filled a similar position in Utrecht, and in 1877 was appointed professor of law at the University of Amsterdam. Since 1888 he has been a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences (Koninklijke Akademic van Wetenschappen).

De Hartog takes great interest in Jewish affairs. Since 1887 he has served on the board of trustees of the theological seminary, and in 1898 was appointed president of that institution. Since 1885 he has been chairman of the Dutch section of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, and since 1890 of the Maatschappij tot nut der Israelieten in Nederland.

Among De Hartog's works are: a collation of the Leyden MS. of Ben Sira for Steinschneider's "Alphabetum Syriacum" (Leyden, 1857; see introduction by Steinschneider); "De Jodenvervolging in 1096," in the "Gids," 1856; "Gronden der Staats-Provinciale-en-Gemeente-Inrichting van Nederland" (1866; 8th ed., 1901); "Leven van R. P. Dozij in Mannen van Beteckenis" (1884); "De Staatsregelingen en Grondwetten van Nederland van 1798 af tot op Heden"; and "Das Staatsrecht des Königreichs der Niederlande," in Marquardsen's "Das Oeffentliche Recht der Gegenwart."

Bibliography:
  • Sijthoff, Lexicon;
  • Almanak Amsterdamsche Studenten-Corps. 1887 (portrait);
  • Feestnummer, Propria Cures, Nov. 1, 1902 (portrait);
  • Een Halve Eeuw.
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