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KRON, JUDAH BEN ELEAZAR – Russian teacher and author; born at Tuckum, Courland, Feb. 1, 1793; died at Mitau 1831. He was educated by Rabbis J. W. Blumenfeld and M. Ezekiel and also in the district school of his native town, and occupied himself with...
KRONECKER, HUGO – German physiologist; born at Liegnitz, Prussian Silesia, Jan. 27, 1839; educated at the universities of Heidelberg and Berlin (M.D. 1863). Attending the hospitals of Berlin University, he became assistant to Traube in 1865 and...
KRONECKER, LEOPOLD – German mathematician; born Dec. 7, 1823, at Liegnitz; died Dec. 29, 1891, at Berlin. Educated at the universities of Bonn, Breslau, and Berlin (Ph.D. 1845), he became teacher at Liegnitz, where he remained till 1855, when he...
KRONENBERG, LEOPOLD JULIAN, BARON – Polish-Russian banker; brother of Stanislaw Kronenberg; born in Warsaw 1849. After graduating from the gymnasium he studied in the law department of the high school, and then took upthe study of agriculture at Bonn and...
KRONENBERG, STANISLAW LEOPOLD – Polish-Russian financier; brother of Leopold Kronenberg; born at Warsaw 1846; died there 1894. After graduating from gymnasium and high school he went to France. For two years he devoted himself to the study of political economy...
KRONER, THEODOR – German rabbi; born at Dyhernfurth, Prussian Silesia, May 12, 1845. He was educated at the gymnasium at Glatz, the yeshibah of R. Pollack at Weisskirchen, Moravia, and the Jewish theological seminary and the university at Breslau...
KRONIK (KRONIKER), MOSES BEN AKIBA OF GLOGAU – Rabbi of Flatow (Zlotowo); lived in the first half of the nineteenth century. He was the author of "Tefillah we-Todah," hymns and prayers for the community of Glogau on the occasion of the raising of the siege on April 24, 1814,...
KROTOSCHIN – See Posen.
KROZHE – Town in the district of Rossieny, government of Kovno, Russia. The Jewish community dates from the fifteenth century. With the transfer of the gymnasium to Kovno, in 1848, and owing to a ruinous fire in the following year, the...
KRUG, WILHELM TRAUGOTT – Christian advocate of the emancipation of the Jews; born June 22, 1770, in the village of Radis, near Wittenberg, Prussia; died at Leipsic Jan. 12, 1842. He was lecturer at the University of Wittenberg (1794-1801), and professor...
KRUMENAU, S – See Oppenheim, Simon b. Jacob.
KRYSA, JUDAH LÖB BEN NATHAN – Frankist leader; lived in Galicia in the eighteenth century. He filled the office of rabbi at Nadworna, Galicia, but joined the Frankist movement as soon as it arose and became the leader of the sect. Sent as the representative...
KUBA – Chief town of the district of Kuba, government of Baku, Transcaucasia, having (1897) a total population of 15,346, in which were about 7,000 Jews, mostly Caucasian, or, as they are called there, "Mountain Jews." The latter...
KUENEN, ABRAHAM – Dutch Christian Old Testament scholar; born in Haarlem, North Holland, Sept. 16, 1828; died in Leyden Dec. 10, 1891. He was educated at Leyden (1846-51), where in 1852 he was appointed assistant professor, and in 1855 professor,...
KUFAH, AL- – Ruined city of Asiatic Turkey, 88 miles south of Bagdad, situated on an affluent of the Euphrates; founded by Omar on the ruins of Ctesiphon in 639. A strip of land near it was given by him to the Jewish exiles from Arabia. An...
KUH, DAVID – Austrian journalist and deputy; born in Prague 1818; died Jan. 26, 1879. He gave up the study of medicine and law, which he had been pursuing in Vienna, and became first a teacher, then an actor, and finally a publicist in Pest....
KUH, EMIL – Austrian poet and novelist; born Dec. 13, 1828, at Vienna; died Dec. 30, 1876, at Meran; studied philosophy and history at the University of Vienna. In 1847 he took temporary charge of his father's business, and for a few years...
KUH, EPHRAIM MOSES – German poet; born 1731 in Breslau; died there April 3, 1790. His parents had chosen for him the career of a student of the Talmud; but his faith had been shaken by the influence of a skeptic teacher, and he preferred to enter...
KUHN, ABRAHAM – German physician; born at Bissersheim, Alsace, Jan. 28, 1838; died at Strasburg Sept. 15, 1900. Kuhn was educated at the universities of Giessen, Prague, Vienna, Munich, and Würzburg (M.D. 1863). He then went to Strasburg; in...
KUHN, MORIZ – Austrian physicist; born in Brünn, Moravia, Jan. 11, 1843; educated at the Polytechnic high school there, and later at the University of Vienna. He entered the service of the state in 1865. In 1867 he was appointed an assistant...
KULISHER, MIKHAIL IGNATYEVICH – Russian lawyer and author; born July 7, 1847, in a Jewish agricultural colony near the village of Sophiefka, district of Lutsk. At the age of ten he entered the rabbinical school of Jitomir. Afterward he entered the classical...
KULISHER, REUBEN MOISEIYEVICH – Russian physician and educator; born at Dubno 1828; died at Kiev Aug. 9, 1896; educated at the local district school, at the classical gymnasium of Jitomir (graduated with gold medal in 1848), and at the medico-chirurgical...
KULKA, ADOLF – Austrian journalist; born Oct. 5, 1823, in Leipnik, Moravia; died in Vienna Dec. 5, 1898. He studied philosophy and jurisprudence in Prague and Vienna, and began at that time to publish political treatises and small works of...
KULKE, EDUARD – Austrian author; born at Kostel, near Nikolsburg, Moravia, May 28, 1831; died in Vienna March 20, 1897; educated at the polytechnic institutes of Vienna and Prague. After following for several years the profession of teacher he...
ḲUMISI, DANIEL AL- – See Daniel ben Moses al-Ḳumisi.