Hans Jonas

10 May 1903–5 February 1993 (Age 89)
München Gladbach, Mönchengladbach, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany

The Life Summary of Hans

Hans Jonas was born on 10 May 1903, in München Gladbach, Mönchengladbach, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany as the son of Gustav Jonas and Rosa Horowitz. He died on 5 February 1993, at the age of 89.

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World Events (3)

Age 11
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia
Age 11
On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.
Age 15
Armistice ending World War I.

Name Meaning

English, German, French, Dutch, Polish, Lithuanian, Sorbian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Czech (Jonáš); Slovak (mainly Jonáš, also Jónáš, Jónás); Hungarian (Jónás): from a personal name, which is a variant of the Biblical name Jonah, Hebrew Yonah, meaning ‘dove’ in Hebrew. In the book of the Bible which bears his name, Jonah was appointed by God to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh, but tried to flee instead to Tarshish. On the voyage to Tarshish, a great storm arose and Jonah was thrown overboard by his shipmates to appease God's wrath, swallowed by a great fish, and delivered by it on the shores of Nineveh. This story exercised a powerful hold on the popular imagination in medieval Europe, and the personal name was a relatively common choice. The Hebrew name and its reflexes in other languages (for example Yiddish Yoyne) have been popular Jewish personal names for generations. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the Polish variant Jonasz. Compare Yonas .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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