Nathanson, Mendel Levin

(1780-1868)
   Danish merchant and journalist. He was born in Altona, and moved to Copenhagen at the age of 12. From 1798 he was a wholesale draper. In 1838 he became editor of the newspaper Berlingske Tidende. He worked for the emancipation of the Jews and helped to establish the Jewish Free School for boys in Copenhagen in 1805 and later a similar school for girls. He wrote a history of the Jews of Denmark.

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