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Molcho, David Effendi Isaac Pasha

MOLCHO, DAVID EFFENDI ISAAC PASHA (1839–1909), vice admiral of the Ottoman navy. Born in *Salonika, he was descended from an established family of Salonika rabbis. Molcho entered the College of Military Medicine and, upon graduation, joined the Turkish armed forces as a surgeon. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1877 and was later appointed inspector general of the health services. He was appointed a vice admiral in 1902. He served also as the chief translator of the Divan-i Humayun and as the head of the communal council of the Jewish community of *Istanbul in the years 1892 and 1905. Previously, in 1883, 1885, and 1890, he had been a member in this institution.


A. Levy, in: M. Rozen (ed.), Yemei ha-Sahar (1996), 259–61.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2007 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.