Disraeli, Benjamin

   English statesman and novelist. His father, Isaac d'lsraeli, quarrelled with the London Sephardi community and had his children baptized. Disraeli was already an estab-lished novelist when he was elected to parliament in 1837 as a Tory. In 1868 he became prime minister. Although he was defeated in the next general election, he became prime minister again in 1874. In 1876 he was created Earl of Beaconsfield. Jewish figures and themes appear in several of his novels.

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  • Disraeli,Benjamin — Dis·rae·li (dĭz rāʹlē), Benjamin. First Earl of Beaconsfield. Known as “Dizzy.” 1804 1881. British politician and novelist. He served as prime minister (1868 and 1874 1880) and was instrumental in extending the power and scope of the British… …   Universalium

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  • DISRAELI, BENJAMIN —    See BEACONSFIELD …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • DISRAELI, BENJAMIN, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD — (1804–1881), British statesman and novelist. His father, the historian and essayist …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl Of Beaconsfield, Viscount Hughenden Of Hughenden — ▪ prime minister of United Kingdom Introduction byname  Dizzy  born December 21, 1804, London, England died April 19, 1881, London  British statesman (Parliament) and novelist who was twice prime minister (1868, 1874–80) and who provided the… …   Universalium

  • Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield — (1804–81)    Statesman and author. Benjamin Disraeli was the most exotic figure ever to reach the summit of British politics. A debt ridden young Jew of the Anglican faith, regarded as a combination of literary poseur, social climber and… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield — (1804–1881)    A politician, statesman, and Conservative prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli was a commanding figure of British imperialism. The term imperialism was invented in its modern sense to describe indeed to condemn his foreign and… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Disraeli, Benjamin, earl of Beaconsfield — born Dec. 21, 1804, London, Eng. died April 19, 1881, London British politician and author who was twice prime minister (1868, 1874–80). Of Italian Jewish descent, he was baptized a Christian as a child, which enabled his future career, because… …   Universalium

  • Disraeli, Benjamin, conde de Beaconsfield — (21 dic. 1804, Londres, Inglaterra–19 abr. 1881, Londres). Político y escritor británico que en dos ocasiones ocupó el cargo de primer ministro (1868, 1874–80). Descendiente de judíos italianos, cuando niño fue bautizado como cristiano, lo que… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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