4752. SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE (1784?1885) Philanthropist, born in Livorno, W Italy. He retired with a fortune from stockbroking in 1824, and from 1829 was prominent in the struggle for Jewish equality. After long exclusion and repeated re-election, he was admitted sheriff of London in 1837. Between 1827 and 1875 he made seven journeys to Palestine in the interests of his oppressed co-religionists in Poland, Russia, Rumania, and Damascus. He was knighted in 1837, and became a baronet in 1846.
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