Jewish History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 619

  • 1496-03-12 Jews are expelled from Syria
  • 1496-12-05 Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I
  • 1497-01-06 Jews are expelled from Graz in Styria, Austria
  • 1498-06-21 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
  • 1505-04-20 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
  • 1510-01-22 Jews are expelled from Colmar, Alsace
  • 1510-07-19 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin, Prussia
  • 1515-01-01 Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria
  • 1516-04-10 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area
  • 1521-11-20 Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine
  • 1524-12-12 Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
  • 1526-11-09 Jews are expelled from Pressburg (Bratislava), Hungary, by Maria of Hapsburg
  • 1529-05-27 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake
  • 1539-02-19 Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
  • 1549-07-17 Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
  • 1550-04-02 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
  • 1550-04-02 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
  • 1553-08-12 Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
  • 1556-04-13 Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope
  • 1558-08-04 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
  • 1559-06-22 Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted
  • 1563-04-30 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • 1563-08-30 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled
  • 1567-06-15 Republic of Genoa expels Jews from its whole territory
  • 1567-06-20 Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
  • 1570-01-04 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
  • 1598-01-08 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
  • 1614-08-22 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
  • 1614-09-01 Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
  • 1645-04-07 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
  • 1648-06-24 Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews & 600 Polish Catholics in Ukraine
  • 1648-07-22 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre during Khmelnytsky Uprising
  • 1648-11-02 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
  • 1654-04-26 Jews are expelled from Brazil
  • 1654-08-22 Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one of the first Jewish colonists
  • 1655-04-26 Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant's desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam
  • 1655-07-27 Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
  • 1655-08-28 New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
  • 1655-10-15 Jews of Lublin are massacred
  • 1656-01-24 1st Jewish doctor in North American colonies, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
  • 1656-02-22 New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site
  • 1656-03-13 Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam
  • 1668-10-23 Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
  • 1670-02-14 Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • 1670-02-27 Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
  • 1670-07-25 Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
  • 1675-08-10 Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam

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1683-09-24 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1685-12-03 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1695-09-12 New York Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties
  • 1699-03-04 Jews are expelled from Lübeck, Germany
  • 1712-10-04 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • 1716-07-18 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
  • 1727-05-07 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
  • 1727-11-15 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
  • 1730-04-08 1st Jewish congregation in US forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, NYC"
  • 1732-09-02 Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
  • 1738-12-09 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
  • 1739-09-01 35 Jews sentenced to life in prison in Lisbon Portugal
  • 1740-02-03 Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily
  • 1740-07-11 Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Tsarina Anne
  • 1742-12-01 Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
  • 1744-11-25 Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
  • 1745-03-31 Jews are expelled from Prague
  • 1748-03-19 Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize north American colonies
  • 1750-09-05 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods
  • 1751-09-12 Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
  • 1753-07-07 British parliament grants Jews citizenship
  • 1760-10-23 First Jewish prayer books printed in North America
  • 1774-06-11 Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army
  • 1774-12-18 Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia
  • 1775-01-11 Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
  • 1775-01-22 Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
  • 1775-02-22 Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw, Poland
  • 1783-03-05 King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski grants rights to Jews of Kovno
  • 1784-05-25 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek
  • 1787-08-17 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
  • 1791-03-04 1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office

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1794-06-23 Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1796-09-02 Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
  • 1796-09-05 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy
  • 1797-08-03 Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
  • 1798-01-01 Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
  • 1798-03-04 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
  • 1798-06-07 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews

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1799-05-22 Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1801-03-03 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • 1801-04-08 Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
  • 1808-03-31 French created Kingdom of Westphalia orders Jews to adopt family names
  • 1808-07-20 Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names
  • 1808-10-17 Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
  • 1809-05-05 Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland
  • 1812-03-11 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
  • 1816-03-06 Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany
  • 1818-11-21 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1820-03-05 Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays
  • 1824-11-21 First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
  • 1826-07-26 Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
  • 1829-11-20 Jews expelled from Nikolayev & Sevastopol Russia
  • 1834-06-15 Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews

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