German physician and financier; born at Prague; lived at Berlin in the sixteenth century. He was in great favor with the elector Joachim II., acting as his financial adviser and as administrator of Jewish affairs. After the sudden death of Joachim (1571), his son and successor, Johann Georg, accused Lippold of having poisoned the elector. Being put to the torture of the rack, he confessed this crime; and, although he afterward retracted, he was executed Jan. 28, 1573, the Jews of Berlin and of the province of Brandenburg being expelled from the country in the same year.

  • Ludwig Geiger, Gesch. der Juden in Berlin, p. vi., Berlin, 1871;
  • Grätz, Gesch. 2d ed., ix. 474.
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