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Jacob Herzl

Hebrew: Jacob יעקב הרצל Herzl
Nicknames: "Theodor's father"
Birthplace: Zemun, Belgrade, Zemun, Central Serbia, Serbia
Death: Died in Vienna, Austria
Place of Burial: Herzl Family Burial Site, Mt. Herzl, , Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Shimon (Simon) Leib Herzl [Th. Herzl grandfather] שמעון לייב הרצל and Rebecca Herzl
Husband of Jeanette Herzl [Th. Herzl mother]
Father of Pauline Herzl [Th. Herzl sister] and Theodor Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl -
Brother of Max Herzl; Rosalie Rosenfeld; Katharina Hirschl; Carl Herzl / קרל הרצל and Salamon Herzl

Occupation: Businessman
Managed by: Private User
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About Jacob Herzl

JACOB HERZL (1835-1902), Theodor's father, was a highly successful businessman. Utterly devoted to his son, he enabled him to develop his many talents and did all in his power to advance Herzl's plans. He helped him in his Zionist activities with advice and financial support. Theodor, in fact, regarded his father as his strongest source of moral support. Jacob Herzl put at his son's disposal a large sum that he had saved over many years of hard work; it was spent in a short period of time to finance the new and penniless Zionist Movement. At a later stage, when it became necessary to publish a Yiddish edition of Die Welt "The World", the central organ of the Zionist Movement, Herzl's father allocated another substantial sum for the purpose. Jacob Herzl was also a delegate to the Second Zionist Congress.

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Jacob Herzl's Timeline

April 14, 1835
Belgrade, Zemun, Central Serbia, Serbia
August 22, 1858
Age 23
March 10, 1859
Age 23
Budapest, Magyarország
May 2, 1860
Age 25
Budapest, Hungary
June 9, 1902
Age 67
Vienna, Austria
Age 66
Jerusalem, Israel