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us: Jacobs, Joseph, 1854-1916

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    • us: J. J. (Joseph Jacobs), 1854-1916
    • us: ג'קובס, ג'וזף, 1854-1916
    • us: דזשײקאבס, דזשאזעף
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1854-08-29
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1916-01-30
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Sydney (Australia)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Yonkers, (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cambridge (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Berlin (Germany)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Folklorists
          (lcsh) Historians
            (lcsh) Authors
              (lcsh) Editors
          • Sources

            • found: His The American Jewish year book ... 1899-
            • found: The fables of Æsop, 189-?: pref. (J.J.)
            • found: Wikipedia, July 12, 2016 (Joseph Jacobs; (29 August 1854-30 January 1916) was an Australian folklorist, literary critic, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable collector and publisher of English folklore; popularized some of the world's best known versions of English fairy tales; published fairy tales collected from continental Europe as well as Jewish, Celtic and Indian Fairytales, which made him one of the most popular writers of fairytales for the English language; was also an editor for journals and books on the subject of folklore; became an editor of the society journal Folklore; also contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia; born in Sydney, Australia; was educated at Sydney Grammar School and at the University of Sydney, where he won a scholarship for classics, mathematics and chemistry; did not complete his studies in Sydney, but left for England at the age of 18 and entered St John's College, Cambridge; graduated with a B.A. in 1876, and in 1877, studied at the University of Berlin; In 1900, he accepted an invitation to become revising editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia, which was then being prepared at New York, and settled permanently in the United States; died on 30 January 1916) {}
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            • 1979-08-10: new
            • 2016-07-13: revised
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