David Sassoon

David Sassoon (October 1792 – November 7, 1864) was the treasurer of Baghdad between 1817 and 1829. He became the leader of the Jewish community in Mumbai after Baghdadi Jews emigrated there. He was a leading trader of cotton and opium in China.

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David Sassoon - Legacy
... Although David Sassoon did not speak English, he became a naturalised British citizen in 1853 ... All the Sassoons of Europe are said to be descendants of David Sassoon ... David Sassoon was conscious of his role as a leader of the Jewish community in Mumbai ...
Salem Shaloam David
... David Salem Shaloam was a Chinese convert to Judaism ... helpless, sought protection of Solomon Reuben, one of the volunteers, who presented him to David Sassoon Co ... David took him under his care and in 1862 he sent him to Bombay, where he was admitted to the Jewish faith and named Salem Shaloam David ...
Sassoon Family - Sassoon Sons
... The Sassoon family was heavily involved in the shipping and opium production industry in China and India ... Elias David (1820 - 1880), his son by his first wife, had been the first of the sons to go to China, in 1844 ... Sassoon in 1867, with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai ...

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