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|Native name||גדליה אלון|
Kobryn, Russian-ruled Poland
|Died||March 17, 1950
|Notable awards||Israel Prize (1953)|
Alon (Rogoznitski) was born in 1901 in Kobryn, Belarus (then in Russian-ruled Poland). In 1924, he studied for a year at Berlin University and, in 1926, he emigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine and continued his studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He later joined the faculty of the Hebrew University.
- Three years after his death, in 1953, Alon was posthumously awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish studies, the inaugural year of the prize.
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