Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Get access

Mosseri Family
(579 words)

The Mosseris were a prominent Jewish family in Cairo in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Bankers, financiers, and industrialists, they held Italian citizenship, tracing their arrival from Livorno (see Leghorn (Livorno)) to Egypt in the late eighteenth century. Mūsā al-Kabīr, the first known member of the family in Egypt, owned real estate in the Jewish quarter of Cairo in the early nineteenth century. His son, Joseph Nissim Sr., continued the family’s real estate business until his death in 1876. His four sons used the capital from the family’s real…

Cite this page
Adam Guerin, “Mosseri Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0015800>
First published online: 2010

▲   Back to top   ▲