Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Abraham Ernst

BORN 10 Dec 1776, Berlin - DIED 19 Nov 1835, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof I, Mehringdamm 21 (Halleschen Tor), Kreuzberg (Westweg-Ost-Erbb. 87)

Son of the philosopher Moses Mendelsson. In 1804 he married Lea Salomon. In 1805 their first child Fanny was born. She was as talented as her brother Felix, the famous composer and conductor who was born in 1809. Two more children followed.

Abraham was a partner of his brother Joseph at the bank Mendelssohn & Co, but in 1822 he started his own business in finance as a broker. In the same year he converted to Christianity. His children had been baptised six years before in order to improve their prospects.

• Son: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
• Daughter: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Fanny
• Daughter: Dirichlet-Mendelssohn, Rebecka Henriette Lejeune


The grave of Abraham and Lea Mendelsohn-Bartholdy at the Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof I, Halleschen Tor, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)


Abraham Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1776-1835)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Fanny

Published: 15 Jul 2017
Last update: 15 Jul 2017