jurist, historian. He was born in Balassagyarmat, on 13. November 1868, died at Budapest, on 13. January 1936. Brother of opera singer József Gábor.
After finishing law studies he opened a law firm in Budapest and became Chief prosecutor of the Jewish Community of Pest (over three decades!), and after the death of Gyula Weiszburg he became the Secretary General of the Jewish Community.
His name is associated with the administration reform within the Community, he did a lot for the development of the institutions of the Jewish Community. During World War I he served as military judge in the rank of Major. After the revolutions he took an active part in the work of the legal protection Office. He was a fellow worker of the Hungarian Lexicon of Law and wrote many articles to professional journals and to newspapers.
Among the major works, we have to mention his book "Studies from the military criminal law" published in Budapest in 1901. He was the first who processed theorical questions of the military criminal law in Hungary.
In his classic work ""Development and function of the county establishement under the kingdom of King Louis the Great" published in 1908 he is among the first who systematically analyzed the history of the middle age county establishement. He relies on the sources of royal charters and use the methods of the history of law. His statements determined the ideas about the nobiliary county of the middle age for many decades. Not just his juristic and historic works were outstanding but he had also many valuable works in the field of jewish literature.
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