Mendelssohn, Felix Full name Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. 1809-1847. German conductor, pianist, and writer of works characterized by mental restraint and ancient form, like the Italian (1833) and Scotch (1842) symphonies.
Mendelssohn, Moses 1729-1786. German philosopher noted for their writings in the inborn ability of humans to identify beauty, truth, and goodness. His influence and works assisted the absorption of Jews into German society.