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Wolf Liebmann

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Death: London, England
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Son of Isak b. Juda Liebmann and Merle Wertheimer
Brother of Fradchen Pressburg; Ella Elsa Eleonora Arnsteiner; Isak Isaac Liebmann, II; Vogel Isaac Liebmann; Judit Juetel Poesing Hirschel and 1 other
Half brother of Joseph Simon Wertheimer and Joseph Josel Shimshon Wertheimer

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About Wolf Liebmann

In the wake of Wolf Liebman, founder of the Western Synagogue, there had come over from Vienna to London his two nephews, the sons of Samuel Pressburg, the affluent Austrian banker and Government agent. One of this couple was to play a very important part in London life in his day. This was R. Leib Pressburg, to give him the Synagogue name, known in the outside world as Baron Lyon de Symons, of Great Prescott Street, Goodman's Fields, and Lower Tooting. A wealthy diamond-merchant, he was active at quite an early date in the affairs of the Great Synagogue, and his exertions in 1785 in conjunction with Rabbi Tevele Schiff, on behalf of a Jewish boy who had got into trouble, show clearly that he enjoyed valuable society connexions and influence. Indeed, "Mr. de Simon", with his uncle Wolf Liepman, Mr. (Aaron?) Franks and Mr. Moses Zunz, "at Mr. Salter's the grocer corner, in Pulteny Street", together with Mr. d'Almeida in Took's Court, Chancery Lane, and an Italian Jewish 'cellist named Graziani, were among the persons whose names Mozart's father noted down as useful connexions when he brought his son to London in 1764. Lyon de Symons married a daughter of Aaron Goldsmid's, served in all the executive offices of the Great Synagogue, and for some years before his death in 1814 was one of the outstanding characters of London Jewry. With his Continental experience and his passion for organisation, he took a leading part in many of the reforms which were to take place in these years.

Die Grabschriften des Alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien" Band II- by Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- pg. 155

See Zeitschrift für hebraische Bibliographie (1905), IX, pages 44-49 https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/5f/b0/0d/95/53444848cbc463bb/zeitschrift_fur_hebraische_bibliographie_original.pdf

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