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The Legendary Katzenellenbogen Family

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  • Meir Wahl Katzenellenbogen - MaHaRaSH (1565 - 1630)
    Meir Wahl A.B.D. was known as Meir Shauls or MaHaRaSH. He was first elected as A.B.D of Tiktin, after that he became the head of the Council of the Land of Lithuania in 1623. Founded LithuanianCoun...
  • Rabbi Meir Katzenellenbogen, Maharam of Padua (c.1482 - c.1564)
    Meir ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen (1482 – January 12, 1565) (also, Meir of Padua, Maharam Padua , Hebrew: מאיר בן יצחק קצנלנבויגן) was an 'Italian rabbi born at Katzenellenbogen, Germany. The name was ...
  • Rabbi Yehezkel Katzenellenbogen, Ba'al "Knesset Yehezkel" (c.1668 - 1749)
    Born 1668 or 1669, Ezekiel himself was uncertain of the fact.He grew up in Brest where he studied under R. Mordecai Susskind,son of R. Moses Rothenberg who lived there until about 1691. He was first A....
  • Rabbi Shmuel Yehuda Katzenellenbogen, MaHaShik (c.1521 - 1597)
    Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen (1521 in Padua, Italy – March 25, 1597 in Padua) was an Italian Rabbi, the son of Rabbi Meir ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen). He was distinguished even in his youth for his ...
  • Hanna Katzenellenbogen (1485 - 1546)

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Descendants of the Illustrious Katzenellenbogen family

The name "Katzenellenbogen" was first used by Meir Katzenellenbogen (1482-1565) after the family moved to Padua, Italy and then Prague.

Town of Katzenelenbogen, Germany

Rabbi Jehiel Luria


Notable Descendants