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Abendana, Jacob (c. 1630–1685), leader of the Sephardi Jewish community in London

David S. Katz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 393 words.

Abendana, Jacob (c. 1630–1685), leader of the Sephardi Jewish community in London, was born in Spain and was taken with his brother Isaac Abendana to Hamburg, Germany, as a child. Jacob...

Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader

Raphael Loewe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Education. 914 words.

Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader, was born on or about 7 February 1886 in Dashkovtsy, near Most and Grodno, Lithuania, the third child and eldest...

Adler, Henrietta [Nettie] (1868–1950), social worker and Jewish political activist

Geoffrey Alderman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Politics; Social Work; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 964 words.

Adler, Henrietta [Nettie] (1868–1950), social worker and Jewish political activist, was born in London on 1 December 1868, the elder daughter of Rabbi Dr Hermann Adler (1839–1911) and his...

Ahn, Chang-ho

Wayne Patterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics. 950 words.

Ahn, Chang-ho (1878–10 March 1938), Korean nationalist, was born near P’yŏngyang, Korea, into a well-to-do farming family. His father was An Hŭng-guk; his mother’s identity is not known....

Aiken, Francis Thomas [Frank] (1898–1983), Irish revolutionary and politician

Eunan O'Halpin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; UK Politics; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 889 words.

Aiken, Francis Thomas [Frank] (1898–1983), Irish revolutionary and politician, was born on 13 February 1898 at Carrickbracken, Camlough, co. Armagh, into a well-to-do farming family. He was...

Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians

Doreen Berger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 839 words.

Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, was born on 12 December 1800 in St Katherine in the City of London. He was the eldest surviving son of Solomon...

Alexander, David Lindo (1842–1922), lawyer and Jewish community leader

Sharman Kadish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1188 words.

Alexander, David Lindo (1842–1922), lawyer and Jewish community leader, was born at 6 South Street, London, on 5 October 1842, second son in the large family of solicitor Joshua Alexander...

Allen, John (d. 1855), Irish nationalist and army officer

Nancy J. Curtin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 293 words.

Allen, John (d. 1855), Irish nationalist and army officer, was a native of Dublin, where he was also for some time a partner in a drapery business. His participation in the United Irish...

Ashe, Thomas [Tomás Aghas] (1885–1917), schoolteacher and Irish republican

Charles Townshend.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Education. 992 words.

Ashe, Thomas [Tomás Aghas] (1885–1917), schoolteacher and Irish republican, was born on 12 January 1885 at Lispole, co. Kerry, the fourth son and seventh of the ten children of Gregory...

Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker

Kenneth E. Collins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Medicine and Health; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 1068 words.

Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker, was born on 16 February 1837 in Glasgow, the first son of Philip Asher, son of Rabbi Zev Wolf of Lublin, and his wife, Hannah, a...

Ballard, Edna Anne Wheeler

Robert S. Ellwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Ethnic Politics. 994 words.

Ballard, Edna Anne Wheeler (25 June 1886–10 February 1971), and Guy Warren Ballard (28 July 1878–29 December 1939), controversial founders of the "I Am" movement, controversial founders of...

Ballard, Guy Warren

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Ethnic Politics. 5 words.

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Ballou, Adin

Len Gougeon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; World History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Politics and Law; Ethnic Politics. 1229 words.

Ballou, Adin (23 April 1803–05 August 1890), Universalist clergyman, reformer, and founder of Hopedale Community, was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the son of Ariel Ballou and Edilda...

Barry, Thomas Bernardine (1897–1980), Irish revolutionary and folk hero

Peter Hart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Social and Cultural History; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 837 words.

Barry, Thomas Bernardine (1897–1980), Irish revolutionary and folk hero, was born on 1 July 1897 in Killorglin, co. Kerry, the eldest son and second of eleven children of Thomas Barry, a...

Barton, Robert Childers (1881–1975), Irish nationalist and politician

Carla King.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; UK Politics. 1087 words.

Barton, Robert Childers (1881–1975), Irish nationalist and politician, was born on 14 March 1881 at Glendalough House, Annamoe, co. Wicklow, son of Charles William Barton (1836–1890), a...

Beissel, Johann Conrad

John B. Frantz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Ethnic Politics. 1391 words.

Beissel, Johann Conrad (01 March 1692–06 July 1768), religious leader, was born in Eberbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the son of Matthias Beissel, a baker, and Anna (maiden name...

Bentwich, Herbert (1856–1932), lawyer and Zionist leader

Hilary L. Rubinstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1870 words.

Bentwich, Herbert (1856–1932), lawyer and Zionist leader, was born on 11 May 1856 at 57 Church Lane, Whitechapel, London, the youngest of three children (he had a brother and a sister) of...

Bentwich, Norman de Mattos (1883–1971), colonial official and exponent of Jewish ideals

Walter Zander.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 1157 words.

Bentwich, Norman de Mattos (1883–1971), colonial official and exponent of Jewish ideals, was born in London on 28 February 1883, the elder son and second of eleven children of Herbert...

Bimeler, Joseph Michael

David B. Eller.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics. 903 words.

Bimeler, Joseph Michael (1778–27 August 1853), Separatist and communitarian leader, was probably born in Württemberg, Germany, where he worked as a weaver. Little is known about his parents...

Blackstone, William E.

John Fea.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Religious Studies. 1048 words.

Blackstone, William E. (06 October 1841–1935), Christian Zionist and author, was born in Adams, New York, the son of Andrew Blackstone, a tinsmith, and Sally (maiden name unknown). Born...