Cologna, Abraham Da
Cologna, Abraham Da an Italian rabbi, was born at Mantua in 1755. H aving devoted himself from youth to the study of Jewish theology and philosophy, he was made a member of the College of the Dotti at Mantua, and in 1806 was called to Paris as ecclesiastical member of the body of distinguished Israelites assembled by Napoleon. In 1808. he was appointed one of the three grand rabbis of the central consistory; in 1812 its president, and in 1826 left'Paris to assume the office of first rabbi at Trieste. He died there in 1832. Cologna was one of the principal collaborators of the Israelite Frangais, a periodical, published for some time at Paris. He also left a pamphlet upon the work of M. Bail, Les Juifs au Dix-Neuvieme Sidcle, and another on the same work, addressed to Sylvester of Sacy. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Geneiale, s.v.