High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Levin August Gottlieb Theophil, Count von Bennigsen (10 February 1745 in Braunschweig - 3 December 1826 in Banteln) was a German general in the service of the Russian Empire. He was born into a Hanoverian family in Brunswick and served successively as a page at the Hanoverian court and as an officer of foot-guards where he participated in the Seven Years' War. In 1764, he retired from the Hanoverian army and entered the Russian service as a field officer in the Vyatka musketeer regiment in 1773. He fought against the Turks in 1774 and in 1778, becoming lieutenant-colonel in the latter year. In 1787 his conduct at the storming of Ochakov won him promotion to the rank of brigadier, and he distinguished himself repeatedly in smashing the Ko ciuszko Uprising and in the Persian War of 1796. In 1794 he was awarded the Order of St. George of the Third Degree and an estate in Minsk guberniya and promoted to Major General for his accomplishments in the former campaign. In 1798 he was fired from military service by the Tsar Paul I allegedly because of his connections with Platon Zubov.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yehoshua ben Gamla (or Jesus son of Gamalas) was a Jewish high priest who officiated in about 64 C.E. He married the rich widow Martha of the high-priestly family Boethos (Yeb. vi. 4), and she by bribing Jannai secured for him the office of high priest (Yeb. 61a, Yoma 18a, comp. "Ant." xx. 9, 4). Although Yehoshua himself was not a scholar, he was solicitous for the instruction of the young, and provided schools in every town for children over five years of age, earning thereby the praises of posterity (B. B. 21a). The two lots used on the Day of Atonement, hitherto of boxwood, he made of gold (Yoma iii. 9). Yehoshua did not remain long in office, being forced, after a year, to give way to Matthias ben Theophil ("Ant." xx. 9, 7). Although no longer High Priest, Yehoshua remained one of the leaders of Jerusalem.