Felix Moscheles

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Portrait of Felix Moscheles.

Felix Stone Moscheles (8 February 1833 - 22 December 1917) was an English painter, peace activist and advocate of Esperanto.


Born in London, Felix Moscheles was the son of the well-known pianist and music teacher Ignaz Moscheles and husband of the painter Margaret Moscheles. His godfather, after whom he was named, was Felix Mendelssohn. His paintings were exhibited in Paris, Antwerp and London.

In 1903 Felix Moscheles became the first president of the London Esperanto club. He was a pacifist and internationalist, and as such also served as president of the International Arbitration and Peace Association. He was involved in attempts to develop international dispute resolution protocols at the Hague.[1]


  • Patriotism as an incentive to warfare. London: Wertheimer 1870
  • In Bohemia with Du Maurier. The first of a series of reminiscences. With 63 original drawings by G. Du Maurier, illustrating the artist's life in the fifties. London: T. F. Unwin, 1896
  • Fragments of an autobiography. London: James Nisbet 1899


  1. ^ Sandi E. Cooper, Patriotic pacifism: waging war on war in Europe, 1815-1914, Oxford University Press, 1991, p.103

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