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Yeshayahu Leibowitz

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Birthday
29, 1903
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Aug 18, 1994 (91)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1903
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Aug 18, 1994 (91)

About

Israeli public intellectual, polymath, and faculty member of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Berlin in 1919, where he was a student of chemistry and philosophy. He later received his M.D. from the University of Basel in 1934.

Trivia

He was the editor of the Encyclopaedia Hebraica.

Family Life

He married Greta Leibowitz, and they had six children together. His sister was the renowned Biblical scholar Nechama Leibowitz.

Associated With

He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1993, which Yitzhak Rabin threatened to boycott because of Leibowitz's advocacy for Israeli-Palestinian peace.