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...Lightfoot, John John Lightfoot was born in Stoke on Trent in March 1602 and died in Ely on 6 December 1675 after having caught a heavy cold journeying there from Cambridge. He was buried in Much Munden. Lightfoot was educated by Mr...
...Nieto, David David Nieto was born in Venice on 10 January 1654 to Sephardic parents. He died in London on his seventy-fourth birthday. He studied medicine at Padua, and became a preacher at Leghorn. In 1701 he was called to become the first...
...Levi, David David Levi was born and raised in London. He was self-taught. He worked as a shoemaker, then a hatter. He was a Hebrew scholar and the leading exponent of Jewish thought in England, and defended Judaism against Thomas Paine...
...David Friedländer was born in Königsberg on 6 December 1750 and died in Berlin on 25 December 1834. He was the son of Joachim Moses Friedländer, a Jewish banker and merchant in Königsberg, and uncle to Michael Friedländer , the famous...
...Junius Frey was born as Moses Dobruschka in Brünn (today Brno, Czech Republic) on 12 July 1753. He died relatively young, in 1794, executed during the French Revolution together with Danton at the guillotine in Paris. During his life he...
...Isaak Euchel was born in 1756 in Copenhagen, the son of a merchant. His father died in 1767. In 1769, his mother sent him to Berlin, where his uncle was one of the directors of the Talmud school. Contact with Moses Mendelssohn and his...
...Henriette Herz was born into a liberal Jewish family that had come to Berlin from Portugal via Hamburg. Her father, Benjamin de Lemos, was a surgeon at the Jewish hospital in Berlin. According to Jewish custom, she was engaged to the doctor...
...Einhorn, David David Einhorn was born on 10 November 1809 in the town of Dispeck in the Bavarian area of Germany. He proved to be an exceptional student in the traditional Jewish educational programs of his village and at the Talmudic...
...Wise, Isaac Mayer x, Isaac M. Wise was born on 29 March 1819 in Steingrub, Bohemia (now Kammeny Dvur, Czech Republic). Isaac's early ambition to become a rabbi was frustrated by childhood poverty. After his father's early death, Wise...
...Kohler, Kaufmann Kohler was born on 10 May 1843 in Fürth in the Bavarian region of Germany. Beginning at the age of eight he received extensive Talmudic training, not at the yeshiva in his hometown but in private studies at Mainz, Altona...