EIBESCHUETZ, SIMON AARON

EIBESCHUETZ, SIMON AARON (1786–1856), Danish philanthropist. He bequeathed the major part of his property, which amounted to about 700,000 Danish thalers, to various municipal institutions in Copenhagen, but especially to Jewish institutions. Among other bequests, he donated an annual grant to the University Library of Copenhagen in order to purchase ancient Hebrew works and books dealing with Oriental culture. The condition that two Jewish students be admitted annually without payment was attached to his bequests to the Polytechnic and the Academy of Arts of Copenhagen. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: AZDJ, 21 (1857), 104; Dansk Biografisk Leksikon, S.V.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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