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STEINBACH, JOSEF – Austrian physician; born at Fünfkirchen, Hungary, Jan. 3, 1850. Educated at the gymnasium of his native town and at the University of Vienna (M.D. 1875), he acted for a short time as assistant physician at the university...
STEINBERG, JOSHUA – Russian writer and educator; born in Wilna 1839. He was graduated from the rabbinical school of his native city, and then for a short time occupied the position of rabbi at Byelostok, being called to Wilna in 1861 to fill a...
STEINBERG, SAMUEL – Hungarian historian; born at Güssing, Hungary, Dec. 16, 1857. He received his education at Gratz (Ph.D. 1882; LL.D. 1894), and in 1895 became privat-docent at the University of Vienna. In 1901 he was appointed professor of...
STEINDORFF, GEORG – German Egyptologist; born at Dessau Nov. 12, 1861. He studied Oriental languages at Leipsic and Berlin, was appointed privat-docent at the university of the latter city, and succeeded in 1893 his teacher Georg Ebers as professor...
STEINER, KILIAN VON – German financier; born at Laupheim in 1835; died at Stuttgart Sept. 24, 1903. At first attorney at law, he rose to the leadership of Württemberg finance as president of the Württemberg'sche Vereinsbank. He was also founder...
STEINFELD, EMANUEL – Australian statesman; born at Neisse, Silesia, in 1827; died at Melbourne May 6, 1893. He attended the College of Brieg, and after residing in London (1847-53) went to Ballarat, Australia, where he established (1866) the firm of...
STEINHARDT, JOSEPH B. MENAHEM MENDEL – German rabbi; born about 1720; died at Fürth in 1776; lived in early manhood at Schwabach in Bavaria. His first incumbency was the rabbinate of Rixheim, and shortly afterward he was elected chief rabbi of Upper Alsace. ln 1755...
STEINHARDT, MENDEL – German rabbi and scholar of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; held the rabbinate of Minden. When the consistory of Westphalia was convened in 1807 he was elected its counselor. In defense of Israel Jacobson's advocacy of...
STEINHEIM, SOLOMON LUDWIG (LEVY) – German physician, poet, and philosopher; born Aug. 6, 1789, in Altona (according to some authorities, in Bruchhausen, Westphalia); died May 19, 1866, at Zurich, Switzerland. He was educated first at the Christianeum, Altona, and...
STEINITZ, CLARA – German authoress; born at Kobylin April 16, 1852. She was educated at Halle-on-the-Saale, and in 1873 married Siegfried Heinrich Steinitz. She has published the following novels: "Des Volkes Tochter," 1878; "Die Hässliche,"...
STEINITZ, WILHELM – Chess champion of the world from 1866 to 1894; born at Prague, Bohemia, May 17, 1836; died, insane, on Wards Island, New York, June 22, 1900. Destined for the rabbinate, he studied Talmud diligently, but his fondness for...
STEINSCHNEIDER, MORITZ – Austrian bibliographer and Orientalist; born at Prossnitz, Moravia, March 30, 1816. He received his early instruction in Hebrew from his father, Jacob Steinschneider (b. 1782; d. March, 1856), who was not only an expert...
STEINTHAL, HERMANN (HEYMAN) – German philologist and philosopher; born at Gröbzig, Anhalt, May 16, 1823; died at Berlin March 14, 1899. He studied philology and philosophy at the University of Berlin, and was in 1850 appointed privat-docent of philology and...
STEINTHAL, MORITZ – German physician; born at Stendal Oct. 22, 1798; died at Berlin May 8, 1892. He studied at the University of Berlin (M. D. 1821), and, after traveling throughout the Continent and England for two years, established himself as a...
STEPHEN – Hellenist Jewish convert to Christianity who, according to tradition, was martyred at Jerusalem Dec. 26, in the year 29 C.E. Epiphanius ("Hæres." xx. 4) records him as one of the seventy chosen disciples of Jesus. That he was a...
STERN, ABRAHAM – Polish inventor and educator; born at Hrubieszow, government of Lublin, 1769; died at Warsaw Feb. 3, 1842. He was the son of poor parents, and showed, while still very young, marked fondness for the study of Hebrew books, which...
STERN, ADOLF – German poet and historian of literature; born at Leipsic June 14, 1835. He studied philosophy and history at Leipsic and Jena, and resided from 1853 to 1865 in Weimar, Chemnitz, Zittau, and Schandau, finally settling in Dresden,...
STERN (SZTERÉNYI), ALBERT – Hungarian rabbi; born at Nagy-Kanizsa in 1826; died in the insane asylum at Ofen June 16, 1888; educated at Presburg and Ofen. Stern, who was the son-in-law of Rabbi Hirsch Bär Fassel, officiated as rabbi at Lengyeltoti from...
STERN, ALFRED – German historian; born Nov. 22, 1846, at Göttingen, where his father, Moriz Abraham Stern (1807-94), was professor of mathematics (see "Vierteljahrschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich," 1894). Stern studied in the...
STERN, BASILIUS – Russian educator; born at Tarnopol, Galicia, in 1798; died at Odessa March 15, 1853. He received a thorough Talmudic education, and later entered the school of Joseph Perl, where, at the age of twenty, he became instructor,...
STERN, DAVID, VISCOUNT DE – English banker; born in Frankfort-on-the-Main; died in London Jan. 19, 1877. He was a member of a prominent family descendants of which established banking-houses in different European capitals. The title of viscount was...
STERN, HENRY ABRAHAM – Christian missionary; born at Unterreichenbach, Hesse-Cassel, April 11, 1820; died in London May 13, 1885. He obtained his early education in Frankfort-on-the-Main, and at the age of seventeen entered a commercial house in...
STERN, HERMANN, BARON DE – English financier; born in Frankfort-on-the-Main in 1815; died in London Oct. 20, 1887. Together with his brother David de Stern he settled in London in 1844, where the brothers founded the firm of Stern Brothers, which soon won...
STERN, JULIUS – German musician; born at Breslau Aug. 8, 1820; died at Berlin Feb. 27, 1883. He received his elementary education in music from the violinist Peter Lüstner, and at the age of nine played at concerts. In 1832 his parents removed...
STERN, KAROLINE – German prima donna; born at Mayence April 10, 1800; date of death unknown. She studied first under her father, a violinist of repute, and then under Heidelhof. She made her début (1816) at the Nationaltheater at Treves in...