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WORMS, BARON SOLOMON BENEDICT DE:

English financier; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main Feb. 5, 1801; died at Brighton, England, Oct. 20, 1882; son of Benedict de Worms of Frankfort. He was taken to England at an early age, and eventually went to Ceylon, where, by his judgment and perseverance, he contributed greatly to the advancement of the colony. He was a generous benefactor to various Jewish charities, was a life-member of the council of the United Synagogue, and acted as a trustee of several metropolitan synagogues. In 1871 he was created a baron of the Austrian empire in recognition of services rendered that country; and in consideration of the efforts made by him and his brothers in developing the colony of Ceylon, Queen Victoria granted him and his heirs, by royal warrant of 1874, the right of using the title in England.

Bibliography:
  • Jew. Chron. and Jew. World, Oct. 27, 1882.
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