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Isidore Singer, Ph.D.

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VECINHO (VIZINO), JOSEPH – Portuguese court physician and scientist at the end of the fifteenth century. He was a pupil of Abraham Zacuto, under whom he studied mathematics and cosmography, on which latter subject he was regarded as an eminent authority...
VEIGELSBERG, LEO – Hungarian publicist; born at Nagy-Boldogasszony Jan. 18, 1846; educated at Kis-Körös, Budapest, and Vienna. For a short time he taught in the Jewish public school in Kecskemet, where he wrote noteworthy political articles for...
VEIT, JOHANNES – German painter; born in Berlin 1790; died at Rome 1854. He studied at Vienna and at Rome, where he especially took Vanucci for his model. Together with his brother Philipp Veit he joined the neo-German school, but distinguished...
VEIT, PHILIPP – German portrait- and genre-painter; born Feb. 13, 1793, in Berlin; died Dec. 18, 1877, at Mayence. His father died while he was a child; and his mother, who was a daughter of Moses Mendelssohn, married Friedrich von Schlegel,...
VENETIANER, LUDWIG – Hungarian rabbi and writer; born May 19, 1867, at Kecskemet. He studied at the rabbinical seminary and the University of Budapest, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the University of Breslau, 1888-89 (Ph.D. 1890,...
VENEZIANI, EMMANUEL FELIX – French philanthropist; born at Leghorn in 1825; died at Paris Feb. 5, 1889. At an early age he went to Constantinople, where he became the manager of the Banque Camondo and president of the committee of the Alliance Israélite...
VENTURA, RUBINO – Soldier; born at Finale, Modena, 1795; died at Toulouse, France, April 5, 1858. At the age of seventeen he was enrolled as a volunteer in the militia of the kingdom of Italy. On the downfall of Napoleon he returned to his home;...
VENTURE, MARDOCHÉE – French scholar; flourished at Avignon in the latter part of the eighteenth century. In collaboration with Isaiah Vidal he composed the "Seder ha-Ḳonṭres" (Avignon, 1765), a collection of liturgical chants for the use of the Jews...
VERCELLI – City in the compartimento of Piedmont, Italy. The oldest document in existence concerning its Jews is dated Feb. 16, 1446, and consists of a permit granted by the city council to one Abramo della Vigneria and his son Angelo to...
VERONA – Chief city of the Italian province of the same name. As early as the tenth century it numbered Jews among its inhabitants. They appear to have been treated with great harshness by Archbishop Raterio, and were later expelled from...
VERVEER, ELCHANAN – Dutch painter and vignette-engraver; born at The Hague April 19, 1826. He received instruction from his brother Samuel L. Verveer, and from H. F. C. Ten Kate. In 1845 he went to Brussels, where he engraved the vignette...
VERVEER, SAMUEL LEONARDUS – Dutch landscape- and genre-painter; born at The Hague Nov. 30, 1813; died there Jan. 5, 1876. He was a pupil of B. J. van den Hove. Verveer traveled a great deal, visiting especially the art galleries of French cities; but the...
VESSILLO ISRAELITICO, IL – An Italian monthly; the continuation of the "Educatore Israelita" (founded 1853), which, upon the death of its editor Giuseppe Levi (July 10, 1874), passed under the new title into the control of Flaminio Servi, rabbi of Casale...
VÉSZI, JOSEPH – Hungarian editor and deputy; born at Arad Nov. 6, 1858. He was educated at the gymnasium of his native town, and studied philosophy, literature, and languages at Budapest. In his early youth he was a poet, and in the seventies...
VIDAL-NAQUET, SAMUEL EMANUEL – French financier; born at Paris Aug. 22, 1859. Educated in his native city, he graduated from the Law Faculty and was admitted to the bar in 1882. In 1885 he entered the Banque des Fonds Publics etValeurs Industrielles, managed...
VISONTAI, SOMA – Hungarian lawyer and deputy; born at Gyöngyös Nov. 9, 1854; educated at Budapest, where he became an attorney in 1882. While still a student he attracted much attention by his papers on political economy in the scientific...
VITA DELLA VOLTA (SOLOMON ḤAYYIM) – Italian physician and Hebraist; born Sept. 24, 1772; died March 29, 1853; flourished in Mantua. He was the owner of a large Hebrew library, which, together with its 131 manuscripts, came into the possession of Marco Mortara....
VOGELSTEIN, HERMANN – German rabbi and historian; born at Pilsen, Bohemia, Jan. 8, 1870. His father was Heinemann Vogelstein, rabbi of Stettin. Vogelstein received his education at his native town, the gymnasium at Stettin, and the universities and...
WAGNER, WILHELM RICHARD – German composer of music; born at Leipsic May 22, 1813; died at Venice Feb. 13, 1883. He commenced the study of music at the University of Leipsic, but had a struggling existence till 1839, when he made the acquaintance of...
WAHL, MORITZ CALLMANN – German writer; born March 28, 1829, at Sondershausen; died Oct. 15, 1887. He studied Oriental languages at Leipsic under Julius Fürst and H. L. Fleischer. Later he taught for a time at an English school, and subsequently held...
WAHL, SAUL – A remarkable personage who, according to tradition, occupied for a short time the throne of Poland. The story connected with his reign is as follows: Prince Nicholas Radziwill, surnamed the Black, who lived in the sixteenth...
WAHLTUCH, MARK – Russian philosopher and author; born at Odessa 1830; died at Pisa Jan. 27, 1901. He resided for many years in Ancona, Naples, Florence, Leghorn, and Pisa. He translated into Italian the works of A. Pushkin ("Poesie di A....
WAHRMANN, ISRAEL B. SOLOMON – Hungarian rabbi and Talmudist; born at Altofen, Hungary; died at Budapest June 24, 1824. He was called to the rabbinate of Pesth in 1799, and was the first officially recognized rabbi of the community, which developed rapidly...
WAHRMANN, JUDAH – Hungarian rabbi; son of Israel Wahrmann; born 1791; died at Pesth Nov. 14, 1868. He was appointed associate rabbi and teacher of religion at the gymnasium of Budapest on Feb. 9, 1851, and was the author of "Ma'areket...
WAHRMANN, MORITZ – Hungarian politician; grandson of Israel Wahrmann; born at Budapest Feb. 28, 1832; died there Nov. 26, 1892. He was educated at the Protestant gymnasium and the university of his native city, and entered his father's mercantile...