Charles Dreyfus

Charles Dreyfus (b. Alsace, 1848 - d. Manchester, 1935) was President of the Manchester Zionist Society, a member of Manchester City Council and a leading figure in the East Manchester Conservative Association during the time that Arthur Balfour was Member of Parliament for the constituency and Prime Minister. At Dreyfus' suggestion Balfour and future Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann first met at a constituency meeting on 27 January 1905.[1][2] Dreyfus had been introduced to Weizmann by the Zionist activist and writer Joseph Massel.[3] [4]

Dreyfus was born in Alsace, France and studied chemistry in Strasbourg. He emigrated to Manchester in 1869, where he established the Clayton Aniline Company in 1876.[5][6] As a councillor he led the campaign for a Jewish hospital.[6][7]

Dreyfus was Weizmann's employer in Manchester and remained a friend until his death.[8]

Charles Dreyfus was a distant relative of Alfred Dreyfus, the young Jewish artillery officer at the centre of the notorious French political scandal, the Dreyfus affair.[9]


  1. ^ Alderman, Geoffrey (1992). Modern British Jewry. Oxford University Press, ISBN 019820759X, p.227.
  2. ^ Pata, Raphael (1958). Herzl Year Book. Herzl Press, p. 34.
  3. ^ Razzūq, Asʻad (1970). Greater Israel: A Study in Zionist Expansionist Thought. Palestine Liberation Organization, Research Center, p. 120.
  4. ^ Weizmann, Chaim (1949). Trial and Error: The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann, Harper, p. 95.
  5. ^ Russell, Colin Archibald (2000). Chemistry, Society and Environment. Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN 0854045996, p. 232.
  6. ^ a b Liedtke, Rainer (1998). Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester, c. 1850-1914. Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198207239, pp. 133-134.
  7. ^ Weizmann, Chaim (1949). Trial and Error: The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann, Harper, p. 109.
  8. ^ Rabinowicz, Oscar K. (1950). Fifty Years of Zionism. R. Anscombe.
  9. ^ Bermant, Chaim (1970). Troubled Eden: An Anatomy of British Jewry. Basic Books, p. 45.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Charles Dreyfus — est un artiste performer et historien de l art, né à Suresnes en 1947. Il vit et travaille à Paris. Biographie Charles Dreyfus rencontre en 1972 Jean Dupuy. À partir de cette date il entame une série de séjours à New York, au cours desquels il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dreyfus — (Yiddish: דרײפֿוס) Family name Region of origin a surname of habitational origin originating in the German city of Trier Footnotes: [1] …   Wikipedia

  • Dreyfus — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alfred Dreyfus (1859–1935), französischer Hauptmann im französischen Generalstab, das Opfer der Dreyfus Affäre Ferdinand Camille Dreyfus (1851–1915), französischer Journalist und Politiker Francis Dreyfus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charles Lebrun Renaud — Charles Lebrun Renault Charles Gustave Nicolas Lebrun Renault, né à Château Thierry le 22 juillet 1853 et mort à Saint Mandé le 14 juin 1921, était un officier de gendarmerie français impliquée dans l Affaire Dreyfus. Sommaire 1 Sur son nom 2… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charles Maurras — in his library Born 20 April 1868(1868 04 20) Martigues, Bouches du Rhône, France Died 16 November 1952(1952 11 16) (aged 84) Tours, France Region …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Arthur Gonse — sagt vor Gericht 12. Februar 1898 Charles Arthur Gonse (* 19. September 1838 in Paris; † 18. Dezember 1917 in Cormeilles en Parisis) war ein französischer Berufssoldat. Ab 1893 war er Leiter des Deuxieme Bureau im französischen Generalstab, zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charles Peguy — Charles Péguy Pour les articles homonymes, voir Péguy (homonymie). Charles Péguy …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charles Taylor (philosopher) — Charles Taylor Full name Charles Taylor Born November 5, 1931 (1931 11 05) (age 80) Montreal, Quebec …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Dupuy — 60th Prime Minister of France In office 4 April 1893 – 3 December 1893 President Marie François Sadi Carnot Preceded …   Wikipedia

  • Charles du Paty de Clam — (1897 8 avril 1948) était un homme politique français. Charles du Paty de Clam fut nommé en février 1944 à la tête du commissariat général aux questions juives en remplacement de Louis Darquier de Pellepoix. Maurrassien, il fut préféré à d autres …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.