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Dr. Oscar Ludwig Levy

Dr. Oscar Ludwig Levy

Male 1867 - 1946  (79 years)

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  • Name Oscar Ludwig Levy 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 23 Mar 1867  Stargard, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Oscar Levy (1867 - August 13, 1946) was a German-Jewish physician and writer, now known as a scholar of Friedrich Nietzsche, whose works he first saw translated systematically into the English language. His was a paradoxical life, of self-exile and exile, and of writing on and (as often taken) against Judaism. He was influenced by the racist theories of Arthur de Gobineau. He also admired Benjamin Disraeli, two of whose novels he translated into the German language.
    Born in Stargard in Pomerania, he studied medicine in Freiburg, qualifying in 1891. He left the German Empire in 1894, where his father was a banker in Wiesbaden, and lived in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
    His 1903 venture was a periodical Notes for Good Europeans. He apparently discovered, or was more thoroughly converted to, Nietzsche a year or so later, via a patient. The 18-volume Nietzsche translation he oversaw appeared from 1909 to 1913. This large effort has later been criticised as less than scholarly. His collaborators were Francis Bickley, Paul V. Cohn, Thomas Common, William S. Haussman, J.M. Kennedy, Anthony Ludovici, Maximilian A. Mugge, Maude D. Petre, Horace B. Samuel, Herman Scheffauer, G.T. Wrench and Helen Zimmern. Ludovici became his most important follower. In general he found little British support, but A.R. Orage was an enthusiast and Levy found an outlet in The New Age.
    Subsequently his life was complicated by having to leave the United Kingdom and his medical practice despite his support for the British side against the Central Powers when World War I broke out. He went back to the German Empire in 1915 and then to Switzerland. Back in the United Kingdom in 1920, he incautiously wrote for the eccentric George Pitt-Rivers in an inflammatory political pamphlet, and ended up being deported as an alien in 1921, in a high-profile case, under immigration technicalities. He then lived in the French Third Republic.
    Eventually he returned to the United Kingdom; his daughter Maud lived in Oxford, having married the bookseller Albi Rosenthal. His grandson is television sports presenter Jim Rosenthal.
    His papers were in 2004 deposited in the Nietzsche-Haus in Sils Maria. 
    Hebrew Birth 16 Vea 5627 
    Immigration 1894  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hebrew Death 16 Ab 5706 
    Occupation Physician and writer 
    Residence Stargard, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Aug 1946  Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1029  Blank Family
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2011 

    Father Moritz Levy,   b. 11 Nov 1832, Zachan, Pomerania, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1905, Stargard, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Ernestina Lewy,   b. 25 Jun 1842, Stettin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1893, Stargard, Pomerania, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1865  Stettin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frieda Brauer,   b. 1882, Hannover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Wiesbaden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Yes - date unknown  
    Children 
     1. Maud Ruth Levy,   b. 22 Apr 1909, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2007, Oxford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Family ID F556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1894 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Oxford, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 1946 - Oxford, England Link to Google Earth
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