Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen
Polish court Jew[3K]
Parnas of the Brest-Livotsk Jewish comminity[3S]
He went to Brest-Livotsk for studies and remained there where he became a
rich merchant. According to legend, he replaced Stephen Batthory as king of Poland for
one day during the interregnum of 1587, or he only performed a high
royal function. He was granted the status of 'servus regis' by King Sigismund III, 1589.
According to Bershadski, he died after 1622.[3S] He built a synagogue in Brest to the memory of his wife Deborah.
Place of birth: Padua
Place of death: Brest-Litovsk
Place of burial: Brest-Litovsk