Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Get access

Cattan, Albert
(524 words)

Albert-Daniel Cattan was born in Tunis on March 16, 1875 to a family from Algeria. He died in Pennaroya on September 4, 1932. After attending the Saint-Charles high school and the Lycée Carnot in Tunis, he studied medicine in Lyon, where he participated in demonstrations in favor of Alfred Dreyfus and joined the Human Rights League. With Marius Moutet, he founded the Committee of Socialist Students.

After completing his studies, Cattan opened a medical practice in Tunisat a time when the first unions, left-wing movements, and newspapers were emerging, and when sc…

Cite this page
Habib Kazdaghli, “Cattan, Albert”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000175>
First published online: 2010

▲   Back to top   ▲