Isidore Loeb

Another Western European rabbi with no kippah.

Hermann Adler

Another German-born Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, he wore a fancy hat like his predecessor in England.

Zadoc Kahn

Rav Kahn was the Chief Rabbi of France.  Unlike his contemporaries in England, he did not wear a hat.

Elijah Benamozegh

A kabbalist, he did not wear a hat.  But neither did most of his Italian contemporaries.

Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy

Born in Hungary, Rav Schiller-Szinessy became a professor at Cambridge.  The only photo of him I could find shows him wearing a graduation cap.  I'm guessing it was not his everyday hat.

Nathan Marcus Adler

Even though he was born in Germany, Rav Adler became the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire.  Unlike his Western European bretheren, he wore a fancy "wheel cap" style hat, similar to those worn in Southeastern Europe.  But I suspect this has more to do with the British prediliction for fancy hats.

Eliakim Carmoly

Samuel David Luzzatto

Isaac Samuel Reggio

As we enter Western Europe, we see that Jews are less likely to wear kippot, even at the beginning of the 19th Century.

Gotthard Deutsch

Rav Deutsch emigrated to the United States in 1891 and got himself in trouble for his politics during WWI.  Like his contemporaries from late 19th century Austria, he also did not wear a kippah.


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