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GUNSBERG, ISIDOR – English merchant and chess-master; born in Budapest Nov. 2, 1854. When nine years old he went to England, in which country he has since resided, competing in numerous chess tournaments as an English representative. In 1885 he...
GÜNSBURG, KARL SIEGFRIED – German author and preacher; born Dec. 9, 1784, at Lissa; died at Breslau Jan. 23, 1860. He studied philology and philosophy at Berlin, and for a time he published with Ed. Kley "Erbauungen, oder Gottes Werk und Wort" (1813-14)....
GÜNZBURG – Town of Bavaria, in the province of Swabia, on the Danube. A small but flourishing Jewish community existed there in the sixteenth century. In 1566 the Jews of Günzburg petitioned Emperor Maximilian H. to recognize as rabbi...
GÜNZBURG – Family which originated in the town of GÜNZBURG. It is believed that the family went thither from the city of Ulm, Württemberg, and that for this reason the best-known progenitor of the family and some of his immediate...
GÜNZBURG, ASHER BEN LÖB – See Löw, Asher.
GÜNZBURG, BENJAMIN WOLF – Polish physician; Talmudic scholar of the eighteenth century. Contrary to the custom of the Polish Talmudists of that time, Günzburg turned his mind to the study of secular sciences. He studied medicine in the University of...
GÜNZBURG, DAVID, BARON – Russian Orientalist and communal leader; born at Kamenetzetz-Podolsk July 5, 1857. He was educated at home, his teachers being Adolph Neubauer, Senior Sachs, and Hirsch Rabinovich. At the age of twenty he received the degree of...
GÜNZBURG, GABRIEL JACOB BEN NAPHTALIHIRZ – Lithuanian financier and philanthropist; born at Wilna about 1793; died at Simferopol, Crimea, May 2, 1853. After Günzburg had been married at Vitebsk, he settled at Kamenetz-Podolsk. But his business was distributed over many...
GÜNZBURG, HORACE, BARON – Russian philanthropist; born Feb. 8, 1833, in Zvenigorodka, government of Kiev, Russia, where he received his education. After the Crimean war his father, Joseph Günzburg, then a wealthy merchant and army contractor, settled...
GÜNZBURG, ILYA YAKOVLEVICH – Russian sculptor; son of Meyer Jacob; born at Grodno May, 1859. The sculptor Antokolski, on his way through Wilna in 1870, happened to notice one of young Günzburg's attempts at sculpture. Struck by the evidence of ability, he...
GÜNZBURG, JOSEPH BEN MORDECAI – Russian Talmudist; lived at Brest-Litovsk in the second half of the seventeenth century and at the beginning of the eighteenth. His father officiated as rabbi of Brest from 1664 until 1685, and Joseph occupied for many years the...
GÜUNZBURG, JOSEPH YOZEL BEN GABRIEL JACOB – Russian financier and philanthropist; born 1812; died at Paris Jan. 12, 1878. Having acquired great wealth during the Crimean war, Günzburg established a banking firm at St. Petersburg. There he began to labor on behalf of the...
GÜNZBURG, MORDECAI AARON BEN JUDAH ASHER – Russian Hebrew writer; born at Salanty, government of Kovno, Dec. 3, 1795; died at Wilna Nov. 5, 1846. Having studied Hebrew and Talmud under his father, he continued their study at Shavly, until 1816, under his father-in-law....
GÜNZBURG-ULMA, SIMON BEN ELIEZER – German scholar; communal worker; born at Günzburg, Bavaria, 1506; died at Burgau Jan. 9, 1585. He was the first who adopted and transmitted to his descendants the name "Günzburg" as a family name. He was a rich merchant, and...
GURLAND, JONAH HAYYIM – Russian and Hebrew writer; born at Kleck, government of Minsk, in 1843; died at Odessa March 14, 1890. At the age of ten Gurland entered the rabbinical school of Wilna, from which he graduated as rabbi in 1860. Then he went to...
GUTAH, ZERAHIAH – Talmudic author of the seventeenth century; died at Cairo in 1647. He was a pupil of Jehiel Bassani and Joseph di Trani while living in Constantinople. He removed later to Jerusalem, and thence to Hebron, and finally settled in...
GÜTERBOCK, LUDWIG – German physician; born at Berlin Oct. 23, 1814(University of Berlin, M.D. 1837); died there Feb. 28, 1895. He settled in his native city, and practised there until his death.Güterbock wrote several essays for the medical...
GÜTERBOCK, PAUL – German surgeon; born at Berlin June 2, 1844; died there Oct. 17, 1897. He was educated at the universities of Würzburg and Berlin, graduating (M.D.) in 1865. After postgraduate courses in Vienna, Paris, London, and Edinburgh, he...
GUTMANN, DAVID, RITTER VON – Austrian merchant; philanthropist; brother of Wilhelm von Gutmann; born at Leipnik, Moravia, Dec. 24, 1834. As president of the Israelitische Allianz of Vienna he did much for the relief of his persecuted coreligionists in...
GUTMANN, MOSES – Bavarian rabbi; born in Baiersdorf 1805; died at Redwitz Feb. 1, 1862; son of Yom-Ṭob Gutmann. Moses Gutmann was educated at Erlangen University, and when twenty-two years old was elected district rabbi of Redwitz, which office...
GUTMANN, WILHELM, RITTER VON – Austrian merchant; philanthropist; born at Leipnik, Moravia, Aug. 18, 1825; died at Vienna May 17, 1895. Destined for a teacher, the unlooked-for death of his father made it necessary for him to enter into commerce to support...
GUTTMANN, JAKOB – Hungarian sculptor; born in Arad 1811; died in Vienna April 28, 1860. In his early childhood he carved toys, and in 1833 went to Vienna to satisfy his artistic cravings. Here he became an engraver, and worked for three years...
GUTTMANN, PAUL – German physician and medical author; born at Ratibor, Prussian Silesia, Sept. 9, 1833; died in Berlin May 24, 1893. He received his education at the gymnasium of his native town and at the universities of Berlin, Vienna, and...
GUTTMANN, SAMUEL – German gynecologist and medical writer; born at Ostrowo, Prussia, 1839; died at Berlin Dec. 22, 1893. After completing his course at the gymnasium he entered the University of Berlin, graduating thence as doctor of medicine in...
GUTZMANN, HERMANN – German physician; born at Bütow, in Pomerania, Jan. 29, 1865. He received the degree of doctor of medicine fromthe University of Berlin in 1887, and since 1889 has practised as a specialist in diseases of the vocal...