Jewish History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 621

  • 1496-03-09 Jews are expelled from Carintha, Austria
  • 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 in 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 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after

Historic Event

1553-08-12 Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud

  • 1553-09-09 The Roman Inquisition burns all copies of the Talmud and other Jewish texts in Rome's Campo de Fiori
  • 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 and 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 and 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Congregation Shearith Israel opens the 1st North American synagogue in New York City on Mill Street in Lower Manhattan
  • 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 and 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 First Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office

New Settlement

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1801-03-03 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
  • 1801-04-08 Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
  • 1807-02-09 The Grand Sanhedrin (Jewish high court) is convened by Napoleon Bonaparte to give legal sanction to the principles in the Assembly of Notables
  • 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 Aargau Canton, 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

Famous Birthdays

  • 1934-08-16 Ed van Thijn, Dutch politician (House of Representatives, 1977-82; Mayor of Amsterdam, 1983-94; Member of Senate, 1999-2007), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • 1936-01-11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor., born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1940-09-28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1940-11-06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-11-01 (Richard) "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker ("Ride 'Em Jewboy"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-07-27 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • 1948-11-10 Mário Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), born in Santarém, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • 1951-04-16 Mordechai Ben David, American Jewish singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-04-03 Craig Taubman, Jewish-American singer (Friday Night Live), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • 1959-03-22 Avraham Fried [Friedman], Orthodox Jewish Musician, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-06-09 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-British jazz saxophonist, accordion player, bandleader, and author (The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1967-08-27 Bob Nastanovich, American percussionist (Pavement; Silver Jews), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1970-08-28 Rick Recht, Jewish-American rock singer-songwriter ("Tear Down The Walls"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1976-06-07 Necro [Ron Braunstein], Jewish American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979-06-30 Matisyahu [Matthew Miller], Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer and rapper ("One Day"), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • 1994-06-12 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi (head of Lubavitcher Jews), dies at 92
  • 1994-10-10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • 1994-12-31 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), dies at 83
  • 1995-03-08 Ota Adler, Czech-British fur trader and founder (Jewish Aid Trust), dies at 83
  • 1995-03-27 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, dies at 92

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin (1922-1995)

1995-11-04 Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir at 73

  • 1996-01-26 Charles Jewtraw, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1924), dies at 95
  • 1996-04-01 Mário Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), dies at 47
  • 1997-07-31 Ulrich Ernst Simon, German-Jewish Anglican theologian, dies at 63
  • 1998-07-25 Sal Santen, Dutch writer (You Are Jewish People), dies at 82
  • 1998-10-08 Anatol Vieru, Romanian-Jewish composer (Ultimele zile, ultimele ore/The Last Days, the Last Hours), and pedagogue, dies at 72
  • 2001-10-04 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • 2004-10-10 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (Season of the Jew), dies at 72
  • 2006-04-19 Zola Levitt, Messianic Jewish preacher (b. 1938)
  • 2007-04-16 Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • 2008-10-07 Leslie Hardman, Jewish Orthodox rabbi (b. 1913)
  • 2010-01-05 Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
  • 2010-01-15 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jewish-American biochemist and geneticist (Nobel 1968), dies at 82
  • 2014-12-14 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), dies at 90
  • 2015-04-20 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 81

Elie WieselElie Wiesel (1928-2016)

2016-07-02 Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87

  • 2018-11-04 Selma Engel [Saartje Wijnberg], Dutch born Jew, the first to tell of Nazi Sobibor extermination camp, dies at 96