Moses Montefiore

1784 - 1885

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Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Baronet, (24 October 1784 – 28 July 1885) was a British financier and banker, activist, philanthropist and Sheriff of London. Born to an Italian-Jewish family, he donated large sums of money to promote industry, business, economic development, education and health among the Jewish community in the Levant, including the founding of Mishkenot Sha'ananim in 1860, the first settlement outside Jerusalem's walled city. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moses Montefiore has received more than 340,017 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Moses Montefiore is the 166th most popular social activist (down from 141st in 2019), the 1,476th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,344th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Moses Montefiore ranks 166 out of 544Before him are Abbé Pierre, Maria Spiridonova, Soh Jaipil, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Aliya Moldagulova, and Abimael Guzmán. After him are Kang Pan-sok, Otoya Yamaguchi, Billy Milligan, Tiradentes, Ilya Ulyanov, and Yelena Bonner.

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Among people born in 1784, Moses Montefiore ranks 19Before him are François Rude, Rafael del Riego, Ferdinand Ries, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, and Friedrich Kalkbrenner. After him are Peter von Cornelius, Dionisio Aguado y García, Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, and Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest. Among people deceased in 1885, Moses Montefiore ranks 16Before him are Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, Rosalía de Castro, Iwasaki Yatarō, L'Inconnue de la Seine, Charles George Gordon, and Edmond François Valentin About. After him are Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Princess Elisabeth of Prussia, Ferdinand Hiller, Zuo Zongtang, and Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre.

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Among people born in Italy, Moses Montefiore ranks 1,476 out of 4,088Before him are Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena (1591), Jacopo de' Barbari (1460), Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (1822), Pietro d'Abano (1250), Domenico di Pace Beccafumi (1486), and Vittorio Brambilla (1937). After him are Marcello Gandini (1938), Ubertino of Casale (1259), Archestratus (-350), Alberic II of Spoleto (911), Joe D'Amato (1936), and Gioffre Borgia (1481).


Among social activists born in Italy, Moses Montefiore ranks 8Before him are Errico Malatesta (1853), Antipope Clement III (1025), Beatrice Cenci (1577), Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), Frank Costello (1891), and Andreas Hofer (1767). After him are Beppe Grillo (1948) and Giuseppe Impastato (1948).