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Oscar S. Straus, LL.D.

Former Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Turkey; Member of the Court of Arbitration at The Hague; New York City.

BERLIN CONGRESS – A meeting of the great European powers at Berlin between June 13 and July 13, 1878, to settle questions arising out of the Russo-Turkish war; by it many of the former provinces of Turkey were enfranchised and made independent....
HIRSCH, BARON MAURICE DE (MORITZ HIRSCH, FREIHERR AUF GEREUTH) – Foundation of His Fortune. German philanthropist; born at Munich Dec. 9, 1831; died near Ersek-Ujvar, Hungary, April 21, 1896; eldest son of Baron Joseph von Hirsch, and grandson of Baron Jacob von Hirsch, by whom the family...