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THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA

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THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA 30 tion held in Venice between two Jews ( one of whom had become a Christian) and relating to the “ seventy weeks” of Daniel. He then, together with his brother Joseph, decided to embrace Christian-ity, and was baptized Nov. 22 of the same year, his godfather being Angelo Morosini, whose name he took. His wife refused to change her faith. Samuel went to Rome under Alexander VII., in-tending to become a Capuchin monk, but was dis-suaded by the pope. Clement IX. appointed him Hebrew “ scrittore” of the Vatican Library; and he taught that language in the Propaganda. He was the author of a work entitled “ Derek Emunah” ( Rome, 1683). It has as frontispiece a portrait of the author at the age of seventy- two, and is pre-ceded by a sketch of his life. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bartolocci, Bibl. Magna Rab. iii. 404; Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i., No. 2140. T. I. G. MORPURGO: Austro- Italian family, originally from Marburg, Styria. Carlo Morpurgo: Italian writer; born June 20, 1841, at Cairo, Egypt. He has published the follow-ing works: “ Mosaico Poetico”; “ Caio Marzio Corio-lano”; “ Scene Romane”; “ Un Incontro Fatale.” BIBLIOGRAPHY: De Gubernatis, Dizionario. Emilio Morpurgo: Italian economist and dep-uty; secretary- general in the Ministry of Agricul-ture; born at Padua in 1836; died there Feb. 15, 1885. Of his works the following deserve special mention: “ Saggi Statistici ed Economici sul Ve-neto”; “ La Statistica e le Scienze Sociale”; “ Il Dazio sul Macinato”; “ L’Istruzione Tecnica in Italia”; “ La Legislazione Rurale”; “ La Finanza”; “ Marco For-scarini e la Repubblica Venezia nel Secolo XVIII.”; “ La Democrazia e la Scuola.” BIBLIOGRAPHY: Il Vessillo Israelitico, 1885, p. 85. Giuseppe Lazzaro Morpurgo: Italian econo-mist; born at Triest in 1762; died there Aug. 11, 1835. He founded in Triest the first Austrian life-insurance company, under the name “ Assecurazio-ni Generali,” now one of the greatest insurance companies of the world. He wrote Hebrew poetry of some merit, and took, as president of the Jew-ish community of Triest, an active part in Jewish affairs. Rahel Morpurgo: Italian poetess; cousin of S. D. Luzzatto; born at Triest in 1790; died there Sept., 1871. At the age of twelve she was able to read in Hebrew Bahya’s “ Hobot ha- Lebabot,” and at fourteen the Talmud. At the age of eighteen she began to write poetry. A complete collection of her Hebrew poems and letters was edited by Vittorio Castiglione under the title “‘ Ugab Rahel” ( Cracow, 1890), on the occasion of the centenary of her birth. S. V. C. MORPURGO, SAMSON BEN JOSHUA MOSES: Italian rabbi, physician, and liturgist; born at Gradiska, Austria, in 1681; died at Ancona April 12, 1740. When a boy of seven he was taken by his father to Venice, where he received his ele-mentary education. He then studied in the Uni-versity of Padua, and graduated as doctor of medi-cine. In 1704 Morpurgo published in Venice his “‘ Ez ha- Da‘ at,” a philosophical commentary on Jedaiah Bedersi’s “ Behinat ha-‘ Olam.” At the end of this work was printed a satire upon the cabalists by Jacob Frances, on account of which Morpurgo was persecuted by the rabbis of Padua. At the same time he devoted himself to the study of the Talmud and rabbinics, and in 1709 he obtained a rabbi’s diploma from Leon Briel, chief rabbi of Mantua ( Preface to Morpurgo’s “ Shemesh Zeda-kah”). Soon afterward he was associated in the rabbinate of Ancona with Joseph Fiametta, whose son- in- law he subsequently became. After Fia-metta’s death ( 1721) Morpurgo was sole rabbi of Ancona; and he continued in office till his death. Morpurgo enjoyed much consideration as a dis-tinguished rabbi; his objections to certain rabbin-ical decrees are to be found in De Rossi, “ Biblio-theca Antichristiana,” p. 63; and an approbation of his, of 1716, was inserted by Lampronti in his “ Pa-had Yizhak,” i. 35b, s. v. ñðåà. He corresponded with Abraham Segre and Moses Hagiz concerning Mo-ses Hayyim Luzzatto ( see “ Kerem Hemed,” iii. 149). Morpurgo proved a skilful physician during an epidemic of influenza at Ancona in 1730; and in recognition of his services he was presented with a testimonial by Benedict IV., who was Archbish-op of Ancona. Morpurgo left a number of responsa on the four parts of the Shulhan ‘ Aruk, which were published, with notes and preface, by his son Moses Hayyim Shabbethai ( Venice, 1743). He was also the author of a prayer beginning “ Anna ha- El ha- Gadol ha- Gibbor weha- Nora,” to be recited by persons visit-ing the cemetery. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carmoly, in Revue Orientale, ii. 473; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 391; Mortara, Indice, p. 42; De Rossi, Dizio-nario, ii. 64; Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2637; Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 448; idem, in Liebermann, Deutscher Volkskalender, 1853, p. 68. W. B. M. SEL. MORRISON, LEWIS: American actor, born at Jamaica, W. I., 1845. Morrison removed to the United States before his twentieth year and on the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Federal Army. He seryed four years as an officer and after being mustered out, he went on the stage, appear-ing in 1865 with Lawrence Barrett at the Varieties Theater, New Orleans. Subsequently he played “ Iago” to Salvini’s “ Othello,” and supported Edwin Forrest, Edwin Booth, and Charlotte Cushman. Some years ago he formed a company and pro-duced “ Faust” with success. In later years his lead-ing rôle had been Mephistopheles. His wife was Florence Roberts; his daughter Rosabel is an ac-tress. He died Aug. 18, 1906. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Who’s Who in America, 1903– 5. A. E. MS. MORSE, GODFREY: American lawyer; broth-er of Leopold MORSE; born at Wachenheim, in Rhen-ish Bavaria, May 19, 1846; he removed to America in Sept., 1854, and went to Boston, where he at-tended the Brimmer Grammar School, the English High School, and the Public Latin School. He was graduated from Harvard College with the degree of B. A. in 1870, and from the Harvard Law School in 1872, receiving the degree of LL. B. In 1890 Tufts Morpurgo MortalityAac— Apo  | Apo— Ben  | Ben— Cha | Cha— Dre | Dre— Goa | God— Ist | Ita— Leo | Leo— Mor | Mor— Phi | Phi— Sam | Sam— Tal | Tal— Zwe   P  a g   V  ie w Search  | F i n d  | H o m e | I n d e x   P  a g   V  ie w

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THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA 30 tion held in Venice between two Jews ( one of whom had become a Christian) and relating to the “ seventy weeks” of Daniel. He then, together with his brother Joseph, decided to embrace Christian-ity, and was baptized Nov. 22 of the same year, his godfather being Angelo Morosini, whose name he took. His wife refused to change her faith. Samuel went to Rome under Alexander VII., in-tending to become a Capuchin monk, but was dis-suaded by the pope. Clement IX. appointed him Hebrew “ scrittore” of the Vatican Library; and he taught that language in the Propaganda. He was the author of a work entitled “ Derek Emunah” ( Rome, 1683). It has as frontispiece a portrait of the author at the age of seventy- two, and is pre-ceded by a sketch of his life. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bartolocci, Bibl. Magna Rab. iii. 404; Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i., No. 2140. T. I. G. MORPURGO: Austro- Italian family, originally from Marburg, Styria. Carlo Morpurgo: Italian writer; born June 20, 1841, at Cairo, Egypt. He has published the follow-ing works: “ Mosaico Poetico”; “ Caio Marzio Corio-lano”; “ Scene Romane”; “ Un Incontro Fatale.” BIBLIOGRAPHY: De Gubernatis, Dizionario. Emilio Morpurgo: Italian economist and dep-uty; secretary- general in the Ministry of Agricul-ture; born at Padua in 1836; died there Feb. 15, 1885. Of his works the following deserve special mention: “ Saggi Statistici ed Economici sul Ve-neto”; “ La Statistica e le Scienze Sociale”; “ Il Dazio sul Macinato”; “ L’Istruzione Tecnica in Italia”; “ La Legislazione Rurale”; “ La Finanza”; “ Marco For-scarini e la Repubblica Venezia nel Secolo XVIII.”; “ La Democrazia e la Scuola.” BIBLIOGRAPHY: Il Vessillo Israelitico, 1885, p. 85. Giuseppe Lazzaro Morpurgo: Italian econo-mist; born at Triest in 1762; died there Aug. 11, 1835. He founded in Triest the first Austrian life-insurance company, under the name “ Assecurazio-ni Generali,” now one of the greatest insurance companies of the world. He wrote Hebrew poetry of some merit, and took, as president of the Jew-ish community of Triest, an active part in Jewish affairs. Rahel Morpurgo: Italian poetess; cousin of S. D. Luzzatto; born at Triest in 1790; died there Sept., 1871. At the age of twelve she was able to read in Hebrew Bahya’s “ Hobot ha- Lebabot,” and at fourteen the Talmud. At the age of eighteen she began to write poetry. A complete collection of her Hebrew poems and letters was edited by Vittorio Castiglione under the title “‘ Ugab Rahel” ( Cracow, 1890), on the occasion of the centenary of her birth. S. V. C. MORPURGO, SAMSON BEN JOSHUA MOSES: Italian rabbi, physician, and liturgist; born at Gradiska, Austria, in 1681; died at Ancona April 12, 1740. When a boy of seven he was taken by his father to Venice, where he received his ele-mentary education. He then studied in the Uni-versity of Padua, and graduated as doctor of medi-cine. In 1704 Morpurgo published in Venice his “‘ Ez ha- Da‘ at,” a philosophical commentary on Jedaiah Bedersi’s “ Behinat ha-‘ Olam.” At the end of this work was printed a satire upon the cabalists by Jacob Frances, on account of which Morpurgo was persecuted by the rabbis of Padua. At the same time he devoted himself to the study of the Talmud and rabbinics, and in 1709 he obtained a rabbi’s diploma from Leon Briel, chief rabbi of Mantua ( Preface to Morpurgo’s “ Shemesh Zeda-kah”). Soon afterward he was associated in the rabbinate of Ancona with Joseph Fiametta, whose son- in- law he subsequently became. After Fia-metta’s death ( 1721) Morpurgo was sole rabbi of Ancona; and he continued in office till his death. Morpurgo enjoyed much consideration as a dis-tinguished rabbi; his objections to certain rabbin-ical decrees are to be found in De Rossi, “ Biblio-theca Antichristiana,” p. 63; and an approbation of his, of 1716, was inserted by Lampronti in his “ Pa-had Yizhak,” i. 35b, s. v. ñðåà. He corresponded with Abraham Segre and Moses Hagiz concerning Mo-ses Hayyim Luzzatto ( see “ Kerem Hemed,” iii. 149). Morpurgo proved a skilful physician during an epidemic of influenza at Ancona in 1730; and in recognition of his services he was presented with a testimonial by Benedict IV., who was Archbish-op of Ancona. Morpurgo left a number of responsa on the four parts of the Shulhan ‘ Aruk, which were published, with notes and preface, by his son Moses Hayyim Shabbethai ( Venice, 1743). He was also the author of a prayer beginning “ Anna ha- El ha- Gadol ha- Gibbor weha- Nora,” to be recited by persons visit-ing the cemetery. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carmoly, in Revue Orientale, ii. 473; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 391; Mortara, Indice, p. 42; De Rossi, Dizio-nario, ii. 64; Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2637; Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 448; idem, in Liebermann, Deutscher Volkskalender, 1853, p. 68. W. B. M. SEL. MORRISON, LEWIS: American actor, born at Jamaica, W. I., 1845. Morrison removed to the United States before his twentieth year and on the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in the Federal Army. He seryed four years as an officer and after being mustered out, he went on the stage, appear-ing in 1865 with Lawrence Barrett at the Varieties Theater, New Orleans. Subsequently he played “ Iago” to Salvini’s “ Othello,” and supported Edwin Forrest, Edwin Booth, and Charlotte Cushman. Some years ago he formed a company and pro-duced “ Faust” with success. In later years his lead-ing rôle had been Mephistopheles. His wife was Florence Roberts; his daughter Rosabel is an ac-tress. He died Aug. 18, 1906. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Who’s Who in America, 1903– 5. A. E. MS. MORSE, GODFREY: American lawyer; broth-er of Leopold MORSE; born at Wachenheim, in Rhen-ish Bavaria, May 19, 1846; he removed to America in Sept., 1854, and went to Boston, where he at-tended the Brimmer Grammar School, the English High School, and the Public Latin School. He was graduated from Harvard College with the degree of B. A. in 1870, and from the Harvard Law School in 1872, receiving the degree of LL. B. In 1890 Tufts Morpurgo Mortality Aac— Apo | Apo— Ben | Ben— Cha | Cha— Dre | Dre— Goa | God— Ist | Ita— Leo | Leo— Mor | Mor— Phi | Phi— Sam | Sam— Tal | Tal— Zwe < < P a g e > > < < V ie w >> Search | F i n d | H o m e | I n d e x < < P a g e > > < < V ie w >>
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