On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

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Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; died Dec. 23, 1892, in Friedenau, near Berlin

The Jewish Encyclopedia (1906) gives a short summary to a longer article:

Convert to Christianity and missionary to the Jews; born Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; died Dec. 23, 1892, in Friedenau, near Berlin. His father was a sculptor, and his brother David was a rabbi and teacher at the Berlin “Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums.” Cassel studied at the gymnasium at Schweidnitz and at the University of Berlin, where he followed with special attention the lectures of Leopold Ranke. In 1849 he edited in Erfurt “Die Constitutionelle Zeitung,” and in 1850-56 “Die Erfurter Zeitung,” in a royalist spirit. He was baptized May 28, 1855, in Buessleben, near Erfurt, and became librarian of the Royal Library and secretary of the Academy in Erfurt in the following year. He remained in Erfurt till 1859. Frederick…

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