Mendelssohn

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Men·​dels·​sohn | \ ˈmen-dᵊl-sən How to pronounce Mendelssohn (audio) \

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Moses 1729–1786 German philosopher

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“Mendelssohn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mendelssohn. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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