Talk:Moses Haim Montefiore

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Under naming convention, a knighthood is not used as part of the main title, because the holder of the honour was known without it before they received it, and the article is about the whole life, not just the period when the received the honour. STÓD/ÉÍRE 21:04 Apr 11, 2003 (UTC)

You are absolutly correct in thinking so, but Montefiore was well known in Britain when he was in his early twenties, possibly because he was Nathan Mayer Rothschild's brother in law. His knighthood in 1838 and baronetcy in 1846 played a significant role in his services to Eretz Yisrael and to Britain. Longevitymonger

Yes, it's true that there are a few examples like this that buck the general trend (eg. Sir Walter Scott) but we tend to keep to the agreed conventions unless there's a really good reason not to. It's nothing personal against you or Sir Moses. Deb 16:24 Apr 12, 2003 (UTC)

Don't worry, I don't take "these" things as personal. I just like to see the correct information be included in articles like these. Longevitymonger

Montefiore's 100th birthday (in 1884) couldn't have possibly been celebrated in (the State of) Israel, since this country was only established 64 years later, in 1948. Rather, it was celebrated by the Jewish community in the land known (by the Jews, at least) as the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel).

uriber 08:48 14 Jun 2003 (UTC)


This article lists Henriette Rothschild as Montefiore's wife; however several sources, a few listed below, give Judith Cohen as his wife, whom he married in 1812.

Moses Montefiore[edit]

His wife was Judith. See my edit / expansion of the article.

Since neither he nor his wife were Rothschilds, the section re Rothschild family members should be deleted..


By the naming conventions, middle names are excluded from the title unless always used.

I'm going to move it. At present Moses Montefiore at wiki is not on google. jucifer 16:47, 23 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]