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KLEIN, SOLOMON – Austrian oculist; born at Miskolcz, Hungary, Aug. 12, 1845; M.D., Vienna, 1870. Since his graduation he has practised in the Austrian capital. In 1883 he became privat-docent of ophthalmology, and in 1895 department chief at the...
KLEIN, SOLOMON – French rabbi; born at Bischheim, Alsace, Oct. 14, 1814; died at Colmar, Alsace, Nov. 10, 1867. He was successively district rabbi at Bischheim (1839-41), Durmenach (1841-48), and Rixheim (1848-50). From 1850 to 1867 he was grand...
KLEIN, THÉODORE – French physician; born in Durmenach, Upper Rhine, May 30, 1845; died in Paris May 4, 1902; son of the chief rabbi of Colmar. After completing his studies at the college of Colmar,Klein went to Paris, where he engaged in the...
KLEIN, WILHELM – Austrian archeologist; born Nov. 28, 1850, at Karánsebes, Hungary. He first studied Jewish theology and then philosophy at Vienna and Prague. The Austrian government subsequently sent him to Italy and Greece, where he engaged in...
KLEMPERER, GEORG – German physician; born at Landsberg-on-the-Warthe May 10, 1865; son of Wilhelm Klemperer; studied at the universities of Breslau, Halle, and Berlin (M.D. 1885). From 1887 to 1896 he was assistant to Professor von Leyden; he was...
KLEMPERER, GUTTMANN – Austrian rabbi; born 1815 at Prague; died at Tabor, Bohemia, Jan. 20, 1882. On his mother's side he was a descendant of Yom-Ṭob Lipmann Heller. He completed his Talmudic studies at Presburg as a pupil of Moses Sofer, and he also...
KLEMPERER, WILHELM – German rabbi; born March 30, 1839, at Prague; son of Guttmann Klemperer. After attending the gymnasium of his native city, he studied (1856-1863) at the university and the Jewish theological seminary in Breslau (Ph.D., Leipsic,...
KLETZK – Russian town, in the government of Minsk. It is believed to have been founded in the eleventh century, but the earliest known mention of the Jewish community there refers to 1522. A document dated Sept. 5, 1522, was issued by...
KLEY, ISRAEL – German preacher, educator, and writer; born at Bernstadt, Silesia, June 10, 1789; died at Hamburg Oct. 4, 1867. He attended the Wilhelm school at Breslau—in which he soon after gave instruction himself—and the gymnasium there....
KLEY, WILHELM – German economist and educator; born at Steinbach, district of Meiningen, Germany, June 25, 1869. He taught for several years at various schools, and then studied political economy, pedagogics, and philosophy at Giessen, Zurich,...
KLINGER, GUSTAV – See Buchbinder, Bernhard.
KLOTZ, LOUIS LUCIEN – French journalist and deputy; born in Paris Jan. 11, 1868; of Alsatian descent. After his education was finished, he was enrolled as advocate at the Cour d'Appel in Paris. At the age of twenty, with a view to popularizing the...
KLUGER, SOLOMON BEN JUDAH AARON – Chief dayyan and preacher of Brody, Galicia; born at Komarow, Russian Poland, in 1783; died at Brody June 9, 1869. He was successively rabbi at Rawa (Russian Poland), Kulikow (Galicia), and Jozefow (Lublin), preacher at Brody,...
KMITA, PETER – See Bona Sforza.
KNASMAHL – See Marriage.
KNEFLER, FREDERICK – American soldier; born in Hungary in 1833. He went to America, and when the Civil war broke out he enlisted as a private in the 79th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He became successively captain, major, colonel, and...
KNOT – Some form of quipu or knot-alphabet appears to have been adopted in Biblical, or, at least, in Talmudical times, to judge from the form taken by the ẓiẓit. Whether any mystical influence was connected therewith is uncertain, but...