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Born in Hildesheim on February 19, 1835, Moritz Guedemann studied at the Juedisch-theologisches Seminar, Breslau, and became rabbi of Magdeburg in 1862. He became a maggid in Vienna in 1866, and was appointed chief rabbi in 1868. He wrote extensively on Jewish apologetics and education. Rabbi Moritz Guedemann died in Baden, near Vienna, on August 5, 1918.

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Studio portrait of Rabbi Moritz Güdemann, Leo Baeck Institute, F 001 AR 7067.