Meisel, Marco or Mordechai

Meisel, Marco Or Mordechai a great Jewish philanthropist, was born in 1528 and died in 1601. Little is known of'his life, except that he was one of the wealthiest men at that time in Germany, and that he used his means for philanthropic purposes. He built homes, hospitals, synagogues, colleges, and did all in his power to elevate the condition of his brethren, especially at Prague. The German emperor. Rudolph I, honored him by the appointment of councillor. See Gratz, Gesch. d. Juden, 9:497-99 (Leipsic, 1866); Jost, Gesch. d. Judenthums, 3:281. (B. P.)

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