This day in Jewish history / A great Jewish philanthropist dies
Baron Maurice de Hirsch was one of the wealthiest men of the 19th century, and also one of the most generous.
On April 21, 1896, Baron Maurice de Hirsch, one of the 19th century’s wealthiest men and one of the great Jewish philanthropists of all time, died at the age of 64. During his lifetime and that of his widow, they distributed an estimated $100 million to educational causes and to the establishment of agricultural colonies, principally in Argentina, intended to improve the lot of impoverished Eastern European Jews.
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