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WOLFF, MAURICE – Swedish rabbi; born in 1824 at Meseritz, Prussia, where his father officiated as rabbi. He studied at the universities of Berlin and Leipsic, and was in 1849 appointed rabbi in Culm, Prussia, whence he was called in 1857 to the...
WOLFF, OSKAR LUDWIG BERNHARD – German improvisator and novelist; born at Altona July 26, 1799; died at Jena Sept. 13, 1851. He early manifested an unusual aptitude for acquiring languages, and while still in college he translated Shakespeare's "Macbeth" into...
WOLFF, ULLA – German authoress; born at Gleiwitz, Silesia, April 2, 1850; daughter of Max Hirschfeld. She received her education at home and in Breslau and Vienna. In 1880 she took up her residence in Berlin, where she still lives (1905). In...
WOLFFSON, ISAAC – German jurist and politician; born Jan. 19, 1817; died at Hamburg Oct. 12, 1895. He was prominent in German politics, and prior to 1871 was a member of the North German Reichstag, being afterward elected to the German Reichstag....
WOLFKAN OF RATISBON – Jewish convert to Christianity and traducer of the Jews; lived in the second half of the fifteenth century. He was prominent in the Simon of Trent affair (1475), on which occasion he, in order to vent his spite against his...
WOLFLEIN OF LOCHAMEN (LOCHHEIM) – Medieval Bavarian litterateur; known for his compilation of the so-called "Lochheimer Liederbuch" (about 1450), a collection of medieval German folk-songs, numerically arranged. Under No. 15 appears the following dedication in...
WÖLFLER, BERNARD – Austrian physician; born at Praschnoaugezd, Bohemia, Dec. 8, 1816. After having studied philosophy at the gymnasium of Prague, he attended the University of Vienna (1836-42), where he devoted himself to the study of medicine....
WOLFNER, THEODORE – Hungarian deputy; born at Uj-Pest June 18, 1864; educated at the gymnasium and at the school of technology at Budapest. After spending some time in his father's tannery in order to acquire a practical knowledge of the...
WOLFSOHN, WILHELM – German poet and essayist; born at Odessa Oct. 20, 1820; died at Dresden Aug. 13, 1865; studied medicine and philosophy at Leipsic. He began his literary career with translations from Latin into German under the pseudonym Carl...
WOLLEMBORG, LEONE – Italian economist; born at Padua 1859; graduated from the university of his native city (1878). He made a special study of political economy, and his most noteworthy achievement was the establishment of rural savings-banks for...
WOLLHEIM, ANTON EDUARD W. DA FONSECA – German playwright and journalist; born in Hamburg Feb. 12, 1810; died in Berlin Oct. 24, 1884; studied at the University of Berlin (Ph.D. 1831). Shortly after the completion of his studies he removed to Paris, where he became...
WOLOWSKI – Polish family, several members of which became converted to Christianity. It flourished in southern Poland in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and was directly descended from Osias Tebu'at-Shor. It was not until the...
WORMS, ASHER ANSHEL – Worms Pedigree. German physician, mathematician, and Hebraist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main toward the end of the seventeenth century; died there in 1769. Worms was graduated as Ph.D. and M.D. in 1723, and shortly afterward was...
WORMS, ÉMILE – French jurist; born at Frisange, Luxembourg, May 23, 1838; educated at the University of Heidelberg and at Paris (LL.D. 1864). In 1863 he received a prize from the Institut de France for an essay on the commercial history of the...
WORMS, GUSTAVE-HIPPOLYTE – French actor; born in Paris March 21, 1837. He was graduated from the Conservatoire in 1857, winning the first prize for tragedy and the second for comedy. Soon afterward he was engaged at the Théâtre Français, where he made his...
WORMS, JULES – French physician; born in Paris Jan. 24, 1830; died there April 15, 1898; educated at the University of Strasburg (M.D. 1852). From 1853 to 1854 he acted as an assistant at the military medical school in Paris, and from 1854 to...
WORMS, JULES – French genre painter; born in Paris Dec. 16, 1832. He studied under Philippon and Lafosse, and made his début at the Salon of 1859, his first painting, "Dragoon Making Love to a Nurse on a Bench in the Place Royale," auguring...
WORMS, RENÉ – French auditor of the council of state; son of Emile Worms; born at Rennes Dec. 8, 1869; educated at the lyceum of his native city and at the Lycée Charlemagne and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris ("docteur en droit," 1891;...
WORMS, VICTOR – French lawyer; younger brother of Emile Worms; born at Luxembourg Nov. 16, 1853; educated at Paris and Rennes ("docteur en droit," 1878). In 1880 he was appointed "conseiller de préfecture" for the department of Ille-et-Vilaine,...
WORMSER, ANDRÉ ALPHONSE – French composer; born in Paris Nov. 1, 1851; studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Bazin and Marmontel. In 1875 he was awarded the Prix de Rome. Besides a great number of concert overtures, piano compositions,operettas,...
WÜNSCHE, AUGUST – German Christian Hebraist; born at Hainewalde July 22, 1839. He has devoted his attention almost exclusively to rabbinic literature. After completing his commentaries on Hosea (1868) and Joel (1872), he wrote "Neue Beiträge zur...
WÜRTTEMBERG – Distribution and Persecution. Kingdom of southwestern Germany. The earliest traces of Jews in this country are found in Bopfingen (1241), Ulm (1243), Esslingen (1253), Oehringen (1253), Calw (1284), and Weil (1289); and their...
WYSBER, LUDWIG – Hungarian journalist and author; born 1817. Originally a street pedler in Pesth, he obtained employment as a chorus singer in the German theater of that city, and afterward held minor positions on several local newspapers. At...
XIMENES, SIR MORRIS (MOSES) – Born at London about 1762; died there after 1830. He was a member of the London Exchange, where he made a large fortune. In 1802 he was elected a warden of the Bevis Marks Synagogue, but declined to accept; and on being fined he...
YEHUDAI BEN NAḤMAN – Gaon of Sura from 760 to 764. After the office of the gaonate was left vacant by the death of Mar Aḥa, the exilarch Solomon, departing from the usual custom, decided to appoint a scholar of the Pumbedita Academy, Yehudai ben...