WILMERSDÖRFFER, MAX, RITTER VON:
By: Gotthard Deutsch
Bavarian financier and philanthropist; born at Bayreuth April 8, 1824; died at Munich Dec. 26, 1903. At an early age he entered the Munich banking firm of his uncle, J. W. Oberndörffer, whose daughter he married. He was appointed consul-general of Saxony and decorated with the Bavarian cross of St. Michael and with the crosses of the Saxon Order of Merit and the Order of Albrecht, while in 1888 he was made a knight of the Order of the Bavarian Crown. He also received the title of privy commercial councilor from both Saxony and Bavaria. A man of high education, well read in the German classics, he was an authority on numismatics, as well as a patron of art and of many charitable institutions. As a strict Jew, he also took a great interest in the affairs of the Jewish congregation of Munich, whose president he was in 1864 and 1865.
- Deutsche Israelitische Zeitung, Regensburg, 1904, No. 1;
- Allg. Zeit. des Jud. 1904, No. 1.