Josel of Rosheim

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Joseph Gershon Loans

Also Known As: "Yossel", "Joselmann", "Joselin", "Yoselmann", "Joseph ben Gershon Loanz", "Josel von Rosheim", "Josel de Rosheim", "יוסף בן גרשון מרוסהים‎"
Birthplace: Haguenau, Alsace, France
Death: Died in Rosheim, Alsace, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Gerson (Gershon) Loans and Reislin Raislin Loans
Husband of Sara Loans
Father of Gerson Türkheim; Moïse Elsass Loans; ? de Rosheim and fille de Joselmann de Rosheim

Occupation: Court Jew, parnas à Rosheim
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About Josel of Rosheim

"Josel of Rosheim (alternatively: Joselin, Joselmann, Yoselmann, German: Josel von Rosheim, Hebrew: יוסף בן גרשון מרוסהים‎ Joseph ben Gershon mi-Rosheim, or Joseph ben Gershon Loanz; c. 1480 – March, 1554) was the great advocate ("shtadlan") of the German and Polish Jews during the reigns of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Charles V. Maximilian I appointed him as governor of all Jews of Germany, a position which was confirmed after his death by his grandson, Charles V.

His stature among the Jews, and the protected status he gained for himself and for the Jews within the Holy Roman Empire, rested in part on his skills as an advocate and in part from the Jewish role in financing the expenses of the emperor. Josel of Rosheim remains a major figure of the History of Jews in Alsace."


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Haguenau, Alsace, France
Age 24
Turkheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Age 44
March 1554
Age 78
Rosheim, Alsace, France