Laemel, Simon von

   Austrian financier. Von Laemel, a wealthy wool trader, was ennobled for his financial service to Austria in the Napoleonic wars. He helped end the degrading Jewish poll-tax (1813) and reduce the Jewish tax in Bohemia (1817). His grand-daughter founded the Laemel School in Jerusalem.

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