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4 January 1786
Moses Mendelssohn Dies in Berlin

Moses Mendelssohn Dies in Berlin

28 September 1791
Complete Jewish Emancipation Authorized by French National Assembly

Complete Jewish Emancipation Authorized by French National Assembly

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23 December 1791
Russia's Czarina Catherine the Great Creates Pale of Settlement for Jews

Russia's Czarina Catherine the Great Creates Pale of Settlement for Jews

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23 June 1794
Jews Given Permission to Settle in Some Russian Cities

Jews Given Permission to Settle in Some Russian Cities

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10 August 1794
Birth of Jewish Historian Leopold Zunz

Birth of Jewish Historian Leopold Zunz

2 September 1796
Jews in the Netherlands are Emancipated

Jews in the Netherlands are Emancipated

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15 February 1798
French Occupiers Force Rome to Rescind Papal Requirement that Jews Wear Identifying Badges

French Occupiers Force Rome to Rescind Papal Requirement that Jews Wear Identifying Badges

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4 March 1798

Catholic Women Forced to do Penance for Helping Jews

1 July 1798

Special Tax on Jews is Revoked in Switzerland

14 May 1807

Jews in Baden Emancipated, Judaism Recognized as Tolerated Religion

5 May 1809

Jews Granted the Right of Citizenship by Swiss Canton of Aargau

28 December 1811

Frankfurt's Jews Given Full Civil Rights and City Ghetto is Abolished

11 March 1812

Edict of Emancipation: Prussia Grants Civil Rights to Jews

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29 March 1814

Jews Granted Right to Work in All Professions by King of Denmark

19 May 1814
Cardinal Ercole Consalvi Opposes Efforts to Undermine Jewish Emancipation

Cardinal Ercole Consalvi Opposes Efforts to Undermine Jewish Emancipation

0 November 1815
Cardinal Consalvi, Vatican Secretary of State, Supports Austrian Jews Against Papal Repression

Cardinal Consalvi, Vatican Secretary of State, Supports Austrian Jews Against Papal Repression

6 March 1816
Guilds of Lübeck Germany Demand Right to Expel All Jews; Request Granted

Guilds of Lübeck Germany Demand Right to Expel All Jews; Request Granted

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28 May 1818
Thomas Jefferson Writes About Importance of Religious Tolerance

Thomas Jefferson Writes About Importance of Religious Tolerance

29 March 1819
Birth of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, Founder Hebrew Union College

Birth of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, Founder Hebrew Union College

28 February 1823
Birth of French Philosopher and Religious Historian Ernest Renan

Birth of French Philosopher and Religious Historian Ernest Renan

10 August 1824
Jews Forbidden Entering and Settling in Russia

Jews Forbidden Entering and Settling in Russia

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26 August 1824
Karl Marx is Baptized a Protestant

Karl Marx is Baptized a Protestant

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18 November 1825
Cardinal Vicar of Rome Says Pope Leo XIII's Restrictions Will Increase Hardship for Jews

Cardinal Vicar of Rome Says Pope Leo XIII's Restrictions Will Increase Hardship for Jews

20 August 1826
Pope Leo XII Forbids Jews Leaving Ghetto in Rome Without Written Permission

Pope Leo XII Forbids Jews Leaving Ghetto in Rome Without Written Permission

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0 January 1827
Vatican Refuses Cardinal Leoni's Request to Allow Christians to Work for Jews

Vatican Refuses Cardinal Leoni's Request to Allow Christians to Work for Jews

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16 September 1829
Inquisitors Debate 3 Jewish Families Living in Foligno, Italy, Contrary to Papal Law

Inquisitors Debate 3 Jewish Families Living in Foligno, Italy, Contrary to Papal Law

5 November 1836
Pope Gregory XVI Refuses to Stop Ritual of Humiliating Jews During Carnival in Rome

Pope Gregory XVI Refuses to Stop Ritual of Humiliating Jews During Carnival in Rome

1 February 1840
Damascus Affair: French Priest Disappears, Jews are Blamed

Damascus Affair: French Priest Disappears, Jews are Blamed

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24 March 1841

Galacia, Austria, Promises Civil Rights for Jews in Exchange for Assimilation

27 January 1842

First Reform Jewish Synagogue Founded in London

29 September 1842
Pope Gregory XVI Orders Inquiry on Jews Employing Christians in Ghettos

Pope Gregory XVI Orders Inquiry on Jews Employing Christians in Ghettos

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29 September 1843
Pope Gregory XVI Refuses Metternich's Request for Tolerance Towards Jews

Pope Gregory XVI Refuses Metternich's Request for Tolerance Towards Jews

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13 October 1843

Jewish Immigrants from Germany Found B'nai B'rith in New York City

13 September 1846
Rome's Jewish Community Complains to Pope Pius IX About Ghetto Living Conditions

Rome's Jewish Community Complains to Pope Pius IX About Ghetto Living Conditions

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6 April 1848

Jews Granted Equal Civil Rights Throughout Germany, But Not in Bavaria

17 April 1848
Jewish Ghetto Gates Pulled Down in Rome

Jewish Ghetto Gates Pulled Down in Rome

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4 March 1849

Racial Discrimination Abolished in Austria

28 July 1849

Jews Granted Full Civil Rights in Hungary

14 December 1849

Bavaria's Lower House Parliament Passes Bill Granting Jews Full Equal Rights

24 January 1850
Pope Pius IX Gets Huge Conditional Loan From Rothschild Family

Pope Pius IX Gets Huge Conditional Loan From Rothschild Family

13 August 1851
Birth of Felix Adler, Founder of Society for Ethical Culture

Birth of Felix Adler, Founder of Society for Ethical Culture

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21 February 1852
Pope Pius IX Insists Grand Duke of Tuscany Revoke Jews' Right to Live Outside Ghettos

Pope Pius IX Insists Grand Duke of Tuscany Revoke Jews' Right to Live Outside Ghettos

6 May 1852
Pope Pius IX Ends Jewish Emancipation in Tuscany

Pope Pius IX Ends Jewish Emancipation in Tuscany

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13 November 1856
Birth of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

Birth of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

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9 October 1859
Birth of Alfred Dreyfus, Future French Military Officer

Birth of Alfred Dreyfus, Future French Military Officer

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2 May 1860
Birth of Theodor Herzl, Journalist & Zionist

Birth of Theodor Herzl, Journalist & Zionist

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10 September 1862
Philadelphia's Rabbi Jacob Frankel Becomes First U.S. Army Jewish Chaplain

Philadelphia's Rabbi Jacob Frankel Becomes First U.S. Army Jewish Chaplain

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17 December 1862
U.S. Grant Expels All Jews From His Military District

U.S. Grant Expels All Jews From His Military District

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14 January 1866

Switzerland Grants Jews Equal Civil Rights

3 December 1868

German State of Saxony Grants Jews Full Civil Rights

 
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