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Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Moses Jacob Ezekiel[1]

Male 1844 - 1917  (72 years)

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  • Name Moses Jacob Ezekiel 
    Born 28 Oct 1844  Richmond, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight by Peter Adam Nash, tells the remarkable story of Moses Ezekiel and his rise to international fame as an artist in late nineteenth-century Italy. Sephardic Jew, homosexual, Confederate soldier, Southern apologist, opponent of slavery, patriot, expatriate, mystic, Victorian, dandy, good Samaritan, humanist, royalist, romantic, reactionary, republican, monist, dualist, theosophist, freemason, champion of religious freedom, proto-Zionist, and proverbial Court Jew, Moses Ezekiel was a riddle of a man, a puzzle of seemingly irreconcilable parts.
    Knighted by three European monarchs, courted by the rich and famous, Moses Ezekiel lived the life of an aristocrat with rarely a penny to his name. Making his home in the capacious ruins of the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, he quickly distinguished himself as the consummate artist and host, winning international fame for his work and consorting with many of the lions and luminaries of the fin-de-siècle world, including Giuseppe Garibaldi, Queen Margherita, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Sarah Bernhardt, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Eleonora Duse, Annie Besant, Clara Schumann, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Alphonse Daudet, Mark Twain, Émile Zola, Robert E. Lee, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Isaac Mayer Wise. In a city besieged with eccentrics, he, a Southern Jewish homosexual sculptor, was outstanding, an enigma to those who knew him, a man at once stubbornly original and deeply emblematic of his times. According to Stanley Chyet in his introduction to Ezekiel’s memoirs, “The contemporary European struggle between liberalism and reaction, between modernity and feudalism, between the democratic and the hierarchical is rather amply refracted in Ezekiel’s account of his life in Rome.” Indeed so many of the contentious cultural, political, artistic, and scientific struggles of the age converged in the figure of this adroit and prepossessing Jew. (from Amazon.com) 
    Hebrew Birth 15 Che 5605 
    Hebrew Death 4 Nis 5677 
    Served Arlington Cemetery, Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Sculptor 
    Residence Richmond, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Cincinnati, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Mar 1917  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1921  Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15641  Blank Family
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2014 

    Father Jacob Ezekiel,   b. 28 Jun 1812, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1899, Cincinnati, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Catherine de Castro,   b. 28 Feb 1818, Amsterdam, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1891, Old Point Comfort, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1835  Richmond, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1844 - Richmond, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsServed - - Arlington Cemetery, Washington, DC, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Richmond, VA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Cincinnati, OH, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Rome, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1917 - Rome, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1921 - Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Moses Jacob Ezekiel
    Moses Jacob Ezekiel

    Documents
    Ezekiel letters
    Ezekiel letters

    Headstones
    Headstone of Moses Ezekiel
    Headstone of Moses Ezekiel

    Histories
    Moses Jacob Ezekiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Moses Jacob Ezekiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Soldier, Renowned Sculptor Book Review
    Soldier, Renowned Sculptor Book Review

    Military Records
    Monument (bottom part) to the Cofederate Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
    Monument (bottom part) to the Cofederate Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
    Monument to the Cofederate Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
    Monument to the Cofederate Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S521] Gedcom file from Kevin Bowman.


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