Mendelssohn, Felix (1809–1847)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Nichols, L. 2011. Mendelssohn, Felix (1809–1847). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Felix Mendelssohn was born in 1809 in Hamburg, Germany. He was the son of a banker, Abraham Mendelssohn. His father later changed his surname to Mendelssohn Bartholdy. His mother was Lea Salomon. Mendelssohn's grandfather was the great German-Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn.
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