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Yitzhak Baer

Hebrew: יצחק בער
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Birthplace: Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
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Occupation: German-Israeli historian and an expert in medieval Spanish Jewish history.
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About Yitzhak Baer

יצחק בער

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Yitzhak Baer (יצחק בער) (born 20 December 1888; died 22 January 1980) was German-Israeli historian and an expert in medieval Spanish Jewish history.

Early life

Baer was born in Halberstadt, Germany, in 1888. He studied philosophy, history and classical philology at Berlin University, University of Strasbourg and University of Freiburg.

He emigrated to Mandate Palestine, now Israel, in 1930, and began lecturing in medieval Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was professor of medieval history at the University from 1932 to 1945.

Awards

  • In 1945, Baer was awarded the Bialik Prize for Jewish thought.
  • In 1958, he was awarded the Israel Prize, in Jewish studies.[2]
  • In 1968, he received the Yakir Yerushalayim (Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem) award.[3]

About יצחק בער (עברית)

יצחק פְריץ בער (קרי: "בֶּר"; בגרמנית: Baer) (ט"ז בטבת ה'תרמ"ט, 20 בדצמבר 1888‏‏ – ד' בשבט תש"ם, 22 בינואר 1980) היה היסטוריון יהודי גרמני וישראלי, מגדולי החוקרים של היהודים בספרד הנוצרית בימי הביניים, פרופסור באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים, חבר האקדמיה הלאומית הישראלית למדעים וחתן פרס ישראל לשנת תשי"ח.

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Yitzhak Baer's Timeline

1888
December 20, 1888
Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
1980
January 22, 1980
Age 91
Jerusalem, Israel