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גונצבורג, דויד

Guenzburg, David (1857-1910), philanthropist and scholar, son of Horace Naphtali Herz Guenzburg, born in Kamenets-Podolski, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire). Guenzburg studied at the universities of St Petersburg, Greifswald in Germany and Paris and became a scholar in Jewish and oriential studies. He learned several Semitic languages and studied medieval Hebrew and Arab poetry. He published a number of works including studies on the foundation of Arabic poetry, a book on ancient Jewish ornamentation and illumination in medieval Hebrew manuscripts, and a catalogue and description of Arabic, Greek and Coptic manuscripts. Guenzbuerg was also a connoisseur of Russian poetry. His personal library, which contained one of the most important collections of Judaica, was one of the largest private libraries in the world and is now part of the Lenin State Library in Moscow.

Guenzburg also continued his father's tradition of public and Jewish communal activity. After his father's death he became head of the St Petersburg Jewish community and president of the Society for the Promotion of Culture amongst the Jews of Russia. In 1910 he presided over a conference to deal with the religious problems of the Jews of Russia. He was one of the editors of the "Yevreyskaya Entsiklopediya" (Russian Jewish Encyclopedia) and in 1908 he established and for several years supported financially the Jewish Academy in St Petersburg. He was the Academy's rector and lectured to students on Talmud, rabbinic literature, Semitic languages, Arabic literature and medieval Jewish philosophy. The academy continued to operate until 1916 and was attended by many distinguished scholars and authors.

Guenzburg's brother Pierre was an industrialist who lived in Paris until 1940 when he emigrated to the USA. Pierre's wife Yvonne was for 20 years the honorary president of world ORT. Their daughter married Sir Isaiah Berlin.
תאריך לידה:
1857
תאריך פטירה:
1910
מקום לידה:
קאמיניץ-פודולסקי
מקום פטירה:
רוסיה
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מספר פריט:
250327
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גונצבורג, דויד
Guenzburg, David (1857-1910), philanthropist and scholar, son of Horace Naphtali Herz Guenzburg, born in Kamenets-Podolski, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire). Guenzburg studied at the universities of St Petersburg, Greifswald in Germany and Paris and became a scholar in Jewish and oriential studies. He learned several Semitic languages and studied medieval Hebrew and Arab poetry. He published a number of works including studies on the foundation of Arabic poetry, a book on ancient Jewish ornamentation and illumination in medieval Hebrew manuscripts, and a catalogue and description of Arabic, Greek and Coptic manuscripts. Guenzbuerg was also a connoisseur of Russian poetry. His personal library, which contained one of the most important collections of Judaica, was one of the largest private libraries in the world and is now part of the Lenin State Library in Moscow.

Guenzburg also continued his father's tradition of public and Jewish communal activity. After his father's death he became head of the St Petersburg Jewish community and president of the Society for the Promotion of Culture amongst the Jews of Russia. In 1910 he presided over a conference to deal with the religious problems of the Jews of Russia. He was one of the editors of the "Yevreyskaya Entsiklopediya" (Russian Jewish Encyclopedia) and in 1908 he established and for several years supported financially the Jewish Academy in St Petersburg. He was the Academy's rector and lectured to students on Talmud, rabbinic literature, Semitic languages, Arabic literature and medieval Jewish philosophy. The academy continued to operate until 1916 and was attended by many distinguished scholars and authors.

Guenzburg's brother Pierre was an industrialist who lived in Paris until 1940 when he emigrated to the USA. Pierre's wife Yvonne was for 20 years the honorary president of world ORT. Their daughter married Sir Isaiah Berlin.
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