Montefiore, Sir Moses
Montefiore, Sir Moses a Jewish philanthropist, was born October 24, 1784. He was an opulent merchant of London, and was successively knighted and raised to a baronecy for his public labors; having served as sheriff of London in 1837, and also high-sheriff of Kent. He went in 1840 on a benevolent mission to the East, and on others in 1840 and 1867, in behalf. of his oppressed brethren. In the latter year he founded a Jewish college at Ramsgate. In 1875 he visited Jerusalem the seventh time. He died at Ramsgate, July 28, 1885. See his Centenary Biography, by Lucien Wolf (Lond. 1884; N.Y. 1885); The American Hebrew, October 9, 1885.