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Jaakoff Prelooker

Also Known As: "Iakov Priluker", "Jaakoff Prelooker", "Jacob Prelooker"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Pinsk, Pinsk District, Brest Region, Belarus
Death: Died in Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Moshe Chaim Prelooker
Husband of Ethel Eliza Prelooker
Father of Miriam Prelooker and Eleanor Franks
Brother of Bethie Beila Galperín

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About Jaakoff Prelooker

Jaakoff Prelooker (1860–1935), after an early career in Russia as a Jewish religious reformer, arrived in Britain in 1891 with the aim of spreading the ‘ideas of reconciliation… between man and man’ which he had unsuccessfully propagandized in Russia. As a lecturer, magazine editor (The Anglo‐Russian) and publicist, he participated in the swell of interest in Russia which swept Britain in the quarter‐century before the Great War. After 1908, when he was naturalized, Prelooker became more interested in the international implications of topics he had previously considered mainly from the Russian angle: peace, women's rights, religious tolerance. Well known in his lifetime, he is now unjustly neglected compared to his contemporaries Stepniak, Kropotkin and company. (Taylor & Francis Online)


Jaakoff Prelooker, Author, Dead at 75

Hastings, Sussex, England, Oct. 25 (JTA) –

Jaakoff Prelooker, noted poet and author who was excommunicated by the Jewish Assembly in Odessa as a heretic, died here yesterday at the age of 75.

A writer in English, Yiddish, French and German, Mr. Prelooker lived here since 1891. In 1882 the Jewish Assembly pronounced him a heretic after a bitter dispute.

He was the founder of the New Israel Movement in Russia.


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Jaakoff Prelooker's Timeline

March 1860
Pinsk, Pinsk District, Brest Region, Belarus
March 31, 1906
Age 46
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 53
Horsham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
October 26, 1935
Age 75
Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Hastings, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom