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WEIL, ADOLF – German physician; born at Heidelberg Feb. 7, 1848. Educated at the universities of Heidelberg, Berlin, and Vienna (M.D. 1871), he settled in Heidelberg, where, in 1872, he became privat-docent in special pathology and therapy...
WEIL, GUSTAV – German Orientalist; born in Sulzburg, Baden, April 25, 1808; died at Freiburgim-Breisgau Aug. 29, 1889. Being destined for the rabbinate, he was taught Hebrew, as well as German and French; and he received instruction in Latin...
WEIL, HENRI – Philologist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main Aug. 26, 1818; educated at the universities of Bonn, Berlin, and Leipsic. He went to France, and continued his studies at Paris, graduating as "docteur ès lettres" in 1845, and becoming...
WEIL, JACOB – German rabbi and Talmudist; flourished during the first half of the fifteenth century. Of his life no details are known, but, according to Grätz, he died before 1456. He was one of the foremost pupils of Jacob Mölln (MaHaRIL),...
WEIL, JACOB – German educationist and writer; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main 1792; died there Nov. 18, 1864. His first work was "Fragmente aus Talmud und Rabbinen," Frankfort-on-the-Main (second edition of part i. appeared in 1809, of part ii....
WEIL, KARL – Austrian physician; born at Altsattel, Bohemia, March 19, 1844. He studied medicine at the universities of Prague and Vienna(M.D. 1867). From 1871 until 1873 he was assistant at the surgical hospital of Vienna University, and...
WEIL, KARL, RITTER VON – Austrian journalist; born in Württemberg, Germany; died at Vienna Jan. 7, 1878. He studied law at the University of Freiburg (LL.D. 1827), and afterward joined the staff of the "Allgemeine Zeitung," then published in Augsburg,...
WEIL, NETHANEEL – Rabbi and Talmudist; born at Stühlingen in 1687; died at Rostadt May 7, 1769; son of Naphtali Hirsch Weil. His mother took him to Fürth when he was ten years old, and soon afterward to Prague, where his father's brother, Lippman...
WEIL, SIMEON HIRSCH – German scholar; son of Nethaneel Weil; lived in Carlsruhe in the eighteenth century. He published his father's "Netib Ḥayyim," "Torat Netan'el," and responsa, and wrote "Sefer Eldad ha-Dani" (with a German translation;...
WEIL, TIAH (JEDIDIAH) – German rabbi; born at Prague Oct. 2, 1721; died at Carlsruhe Oct. 10, 1805. He was the son of Nethaneel Weil and received his early instruction from his father. In 1744 he married Gitel, daughter of Jacob Eger, a well-to-do...
WEILL, ALEXANDRE (ABRAHAM) – French writer; born at Schirhoffen, Alsace, May 10, 1811; died at Paris Oct. 18, 1898; grandson of R. Abraham Kellermeister. He was destined by his parents for a rabbinical career, and was sent to Frankfort to pursue his...
WEILL, ANSELME – French physician; born at Bischheim, Alsace, Aug. 24, 1842. He received his education at the lyceum of Strasburg and the universities at Strasburg and Paris. Settling in the French capital, he took part, as assistant surgeon...
WEILL, EMANUEL – French rabbi; born at Ensisheim, Alsace, Oct. 21, 1841; educated at the bet ha-midrash of Colmar and the Séminaire Israélite de France in Paris (rabbi, 1861). In 1865 he was appointed rabbi at Versailles, and in 1876 he was...
WEILL, MATHIEU – French mathematician; born at Hagenau, Alsace, May 24, 1851; educated in the lyceums of Burg and Strasburg, at the Polytechnique in Paris, and at the military school in Fontainebleau. He attained the rank of lieutenant of...
WEILL, MICHEL AARON – French rabbi; born at Strasburg July 19, 1814; died at Paris Jan. 6, 1889. He was educated at the Ecole Centrale Rabbinique at Metz, where he received the rabbinical diploma, and at the Sorbonne at Paris. After acting as a...
WEILLER, LAZARE JEAN – French manufacturer and author; born at Schlettstadt, Alsace, July 20, 1858; educated at the Lycée Saint-Louis of Paris and at the University of Oxford. Devoting himself to electric metallurgy, he induced the French government...
WEILLER, PAULINE – American pianist; born in Stuttgart April 22, 1839; died in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 28, 1874; eldest daughter of Moritz Eichberg, cantor in Stuttgart. The Eichberg daughters, of whom there were five, inherited musical talent from...
WEIMAR – See Saxon Duchies.
WEINBERG, PAUL – Russian writer; born at Odessa about 1840. His father, Isaiah Weinberg, adopted Christianity. Unlike his brothers, Peter Weinberg, a prominent writer, and Jacob Weinberg, a judge, Paul never studied at any institution of...
WEINBERGE – See Königliche Weinberge.
WEINGAERTNER, FELIX ALPHONSE – French musician and composer; born at Nantes May 5, 1844. The son of a musician, he received his early education at home, later entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Paris, where he became the pupil of Alard and of Vieuxtemps....
WEISEL, HIRZ – See Wessely.
WEISS, ADOLPHE – French painter; born at Budapest May 11, 1838. He was educated at the School of Fine Arts in Vienna, and in 1860 went to Paris to complete his studies. His first exhibit at the Salon (1869) was a portrait of M. Marmontel....
WEISS, ISAAC HIRSCH – His Early Ability. Austrian Talmudist and historian of literature; born at Gross Meseritsch, Moravia, Feb. 9, 1815; died at Vienna June 1, 1905. After having received elementary instruction in Hebrew and Talmud in various...
WEISS, JOSEPH HIRSCH – Hungarian rabbi; born at Podola, Comitat Neutra, 1800; died at Erlau 1881. He was a descendant of a long line of rabbis resident in Moravia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; the family name was originally Weissfeld....