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Rabbi David Jacob Simonsen, a scholar of oriental languages, was born in Copenhagen in 1853. He graduated as a rabbi from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau, and he served as chief rabbi of Denmark from 1821 to 1902 and again in 1919/20. Rabbi David Jacob Simonsen died in Copenhagen in 1932.

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Rabbi David Jacob Simonsen : and his wife, Cora Caroline née Salomon (1856–1938), Leo Baeck Institute, F 3138.