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LEVITES (Temple Servants) – Biblical Data: Of the Levites, Aaron and his sons were chosen for the priestly office (Ex. xxviii. 1 et seq.); the menial services of the Tabernacle were assigned to the rest of the tribe (Num. i. 47 et seq.). The Kohathites...
LEVITICUS – Biblical Data: Illuminated Page of Leviticus.(From a manuscript formerly in the possession of the Duke of Sussex.)The English name is derived from the Latin "Liber Leviticus," which is from the Greek (το) Λενιτικόν (i.e.,...
LEVY – See Execution.
LEVY, AARON – Revolutionary patriot; founder of Aaronsburg, Pa.; born in Amsterdam in 1742; died in Philadelphia Feb. 23, 1815. He went to America at an early age and settled in Pennsylvania, his name appearing in the first tax-assessment...
LEVY, ABRAHAM HIRTZEL – Alsatian martyr; born at Wittolsheim; executed at Colmar, Alsace, Dec. 31, 1754. He was accused with three other Jews of having stolen property amounting to three thousand livres from the house of a widow named Madeline Katin....
LÉVY, ALBERT – French sculptor; born at Paris May 4, 1864. A pupil of Etienne Leroux, he exhibited for the first time in 1886, his work being a portrait medallion.Lévy's sculptures include: "Rêverie," 1887; "La Prière" and "Fillette," 1888;...
LÉVY, ALFRED – French rabbi; born at Lunéville Dec. 14, 1840. He studied at the Collège de Lunéville and entered (1860) the Paris Rabbinical Seminary. On leaving it in 1866 he was appointed rabbi at Dijon, where he remained for two years. He...
LÉVY, ALPHONSE – French painter; born at Marmoutier, Alsace, in 1843; educated at the Strasburg lyceum. At the age of seventeen he went to Paris, where he studied under Gérôme. As an illustrator, Lévy has drawn for all the great Parisian...
LEVY, AMY – English novelist and poet; born Nov. 10, 1861, in London; died there Sept. 10, 1899. Verse written by her before she was eight years of age gave evidence of high literary talent. By the time she had entered her teens she had...
LÉVY, ARMAND (ABRAHAM) – French mathematician and mineralogist; born at Paris 1794; died there June 26, 1841. He was a graduate of the Ecole Normale, where he became teacher of mathematics (1814-15). He went to England, where he lived till 1828, and...
LEVY, ASSER (ASSER LEVY VAN SWELLEM) – One of the first Jewish settlers of New Amsterdam, as New York city was known under the Dutch; probably born in Amsterdam; died in 1680. He is first mentioned as one of the Jews who went to New Netherlands in 1654, probably as...
LÉVY, AUGUST MICHEL – French engineer, geologist, and mineralogist; born at Paris Aug. 17, 1844; son of Michel Lévy. In 1862 he entered the Ecole Polytechnique, and two years later the school of mines, becoming engineer in 1867, and engineer-in-chief...
LEVY, BENJAMIN – Coloinal resident of Philadelphia. On Nov. 7, 1765, he signed, with other citizens of Philadelphia, the celebrated agreement not to import merchandise from England until the repeal of the Stamp Act. On Dec. 27, 1776, he was...
LEVY, EDUARD CONSTANTIN – German musician; born March 3, 1796, at Sanct Avold, Lorraine; died June 3, 1846, at Vienna. He received his first lessons in music from his father, a musician to the Duke of Zweibrücken. As the protégé of a French officer he...
LEVY, ELEAZAR – Colonial resident of New York city prior to the Revolution. He fled from New York on account of the British occupation and took up his residence in Philadelphia, where he engaged in business. On Aug. 26, 1779, he presented a...
LEVY, EMIL – German philologist; born at Hamburg Oct. 23, 1855; educated at the universities of Heidelberg and Berlin (Ph.D. 1880). The following two years he spent in Paris and Montpellier; he became privat-docent at the University of...
LÉVY, ÉMILE – French rabbi; born at Marmoutier, Alsace, Jan. 28, 1848. Educated at the lyceum at Strasburg and the seminary at Paris, he became rabbi of Verdun in 1876, which position he held until 1892; in that year he became chief rabbi of...
LEVY, ERNST – German physician; born at Lauterburg, Alsace, March 5, 1864; educated at the universities of Strasburg, Heidelberg, and Paris (M.D.1887). Settling in Strasburg, he became privatdocent in hygiene at the university there in 1891...
LEVY FAMILY (of America) – The following is a genealogical tree of the family descended from Benjamin Levy of Philadelphia: J. S. Wo.
LÉVY, GUSTAVE – French engraver; born at Toul June 21, 1819; died at Paris in 1894; a pupil of Geille. He exhibited first at the Salon of 1844, and engraved the portraits of Madrazzo, Rigaud, and a number of others. Special mention may be made...
LEVY, HAYMAN – Colonial merchant of New York; born in 1721; died in New York in 1789. He engaged in business at an early age, and is mentioned as the owner of a privateer and as engaged in the fur trade in 1760 (see "New York Mercury," Aug....
LÉVY, HENRI LÉOPOLD – French painter; born at Nancy Sept. 23, 1840; pupil of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and of Picot, Cabanel, and Fromentin. His first exhibit was "Hecuba Finding the Body of Her Son Polydorus on the Shore," at the Salon of 1865; at...
LÉVY, ISAAC – French rabbi; born Jan. 20, 1835, at Marmoutier, in the old department of Bas-Rhin (Alsace). When sixteen years old he entered the rabbinic school of Metz, and was graduated thence at the age of twenty-three, receiving the...
LEVY, JACOB – German rabbi and lexicographer; born May, 1819, at Dabrzyze, Posen; died at Breslau Feb. 27, 1892. Having received his Talmudic education from his father, Isaac Levy, who was district rabbi at Schildberg, and from Akiba Eger, he...
LEVY, JONAS PHILLIPS – American merchant; son of Michael Levy and Rachel Phillips; born in Philadelphia 1807; died in New York 1883. He was granted the freedom of the country by the government of Peru for signal services rendered inthe navy of that...