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KALISCH, LUDWIG – German novelist; born Sept. 7, 1814, at Lissa; died March 3, 1882, at Paris. When only twelve years of age he left his home and became successively pedler, merchant, and teacher. He saved enough money to carry him through...
KALKAR, CHRISTIAN ANDREAS HERMAN – Danish convert to Protestantism; born Nov. 27, 1802, at Stockholm; died at Gladsaxe, near Copenhagen, Feb. 3, 1886. He received his early education from his father, a rabbi, and at the schools of Copenhagen, where in 1818 he...
KANITZ, FELIX PHILIPP – Hungarian archeologist and ethnographer; born at Budapest Aug. 2, 1829; died at Vienna Jan. 8, 1904. When only seventeen years of age he entered the University of Vienna, where he studied art. After 1850 he traveled extensively...
KANN, EDOUARD – French musician; born at Paris Feb. 28, 1857; pupil of Massenet and Duvernoy. In 1895, at Lyons, he produced "Ruth," an oratorio. This was followed by "Gaitanne," a two-act opera (1898), and "Maritorne," a one-act comic opera....
KAPÓSI (KOHN), MORIZ – Austrian dermatologist; born at Kaposvár, Hungary, Oct. 23, 1837; died March 6, 1902. After graduating (M.D., 1861) from the university at Vienna, he settled there as a physician. He became privat-docent in 1866; assistant...
KASSOWITZ, MAX – Austrian physician; born at Presburg, Hungary, Aug. 14, 1842; M.D., Vienna, 1863. For many years assistant to L. Politzer in Vienna, he became his successor as chief of the First Children's Hospital in 1881. In 1885 he became...
KATZ, LUDWIG – German otologist and laryngologist; born at Loslau Jan. 1, 1848; graduated (M.D.) from Berlin University in 1872. He began to practise as a specialist in Berlin in 1878. In 1892 he became privat-docent at the University of...
KAYSER, PAUL – German jurist and diplomat; born at Oels, Silesia, Aug. 9, 1845; died atLeipsic Feb. 13, 1898. He was admitted to the bar in 1872; became city judge in Berlin in 1875; was appointed "Regierungsrath" in the department of justice...
KEYSER, EPHRAIM – American sculptor; born at Baltimore, Md., Oct. 6, 1850; educated at the City College of Baltimore and at the art academies of Munich (where he won a silver medal for a bronze statue of a page) and Berlin. In 1880 he settled in...
KISCH – Family of some distinction; migrated in the 16th century from Chiesch in Bohemia; the founder of the family lived in Prague in the eighteenth century, and the members are now spread throughout Europe. The most prominent members...
KLAAR, ALFRED – Austrian writer; born at Prague Nov. 7, 1848; studied law and, later, German philology at the universities of Vienna and Prague (Ph.D. 1870). In 1868 he became assistant editor of the "Tagesbote aus Böhmen," and in 1873 was made...
KLEIN, FELIX – German mathematician; born at Düsseldorf April 24, 1849; educated at the University of Bonn, where he became assistant in the institution of physics in 1866. In 1868 he received his degree of Ph.D. and took a postgraduate course...
KLEIN, HUGO – Hungarian writer; born at Szegedin July 21, 1853; educated at the University of Budapest. He was for several years editor of the "Ungarische Lloyd," and later dramatic and art critic of the "Neue Pester Journal." In 1883 he...
KLEIN, JULIUS LEOPOLD – Hungarian poet and writer; convert to Christianity; born at Miskolcz, Hungary, 1810; died at Berlin Aug. 2, 1876; educated at the gymnasium at Budapest and the universities of Vienna and Berlin. After an extended trip through...
KLEIN, SOLOMON – Austrian oculist; born at Miskolcz, Hungary, Aug. 12, 1845; M.D., Vienna, 1870. Since his graduation he has practised in the Austrian capital. In 1883 he became privat-docent of ophthalmology, and in 1895 department chief at the...
KLEMPERER, GEORG – German physician; born at Landsberg-on-the-Warthe May 10, 1865; son of Wilhelm Klemperer; studied at the universities of Breslau, Halle, and Berlin (M.D. 1885). From 1887 to 1896 he was assistant to Professor von Leyden; he was...
KÖBNER, HEINRICH – German physician; born at Breslau Dec. 2, 1838. He studied medicine at Berlin and Breslau (M.D. 1859), taking post-graduate courses at Vienna and Paris in 1860 and 1861. Establishing himself as a physician in Breslau (1861), he...
KOLISCH, RUDOLF – Austrian physician; born at Koritschan, Moravia, Dec. 10, 1867; studied medicine at Vienna and Heidelberg (M.D. 1891). In 1895 he became privat-docent in medicine at the University of Vienna. Besides lecturing during the...
KOLISCH, SIGMUND – Austrian poet and historical writer; born at Koritschan, Moravia, Sept.15, 1817. He was educated at the University of Vienna, where he studied classical philology, history, and philosophy. After a short sojourn in Italy (1847)...
KÖNIGSTEIN, LEOPOLD – Austrian oculist; born at Bisenz, Moravia, April 26, 1850; M.D., Vienna, 1873. On graduating he engaged in practise as an oculist in the Austrian capital; in 1882 he became privat-docent, and in 1901 assistant professor of...
KOPLIK, HENRY – American physician; born at New York Oct. 28, 1858; educated at the College of the City of New York and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D. 1881). He took a postgraduate course at the universities of Leipsic, Prague,...
KORN, SELIG (FRIEDRICH N. NORK) – German writer and mythologist; born April 26, 1803, at Prague; died at Teplitz Oct. 16, 1850. Expelled from the gymnasium of his native town on account of a poem composed by him satirizing a teacher, he adopted a mercantile...
KOSCH, RAPHAEL – German physician and deputy; born at Lissa, Posen, Oct. 5, 1803; died at Berlin March 27, 1872. Educated at the University of Königsberg (M.D. 1826), he became assistant at the surgical-ophthalmological clinic there and...
KÖVES, JOSEPH – Hungarian painter; born at Nagy Karoly 1853. When only fourteen he left home, and, earning his living as he went, arrived two months later at Budapest, where he became a merchant. When twenty-two years of age he entered a...
KRISTELLER, SAMUEL – German physician; born at Xions, Posen, May 26, 1820; died at Berlin June 15, 1900. He received his diploma as doctor of medicine from the University of Berlin in 1844, and settled as a physician in Gnesen, where in 1850 he was...