Michal Hornstein

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Michal Hornstein
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Michal Hornstein at the National Order of Quebec ceremony in 2013
Born(1920-09-17)September 17, 1920
DiedApril 25, 2016(2016-04-25) (aged 95)
Known forBusinessman & Philanthropist
AwardsOrder of Canada
National Order of Quebec

Michal Hornstein (September 17, 1920 – April 25, 2016) was a Polish-born Canadian businessman, art collector and philanthropist. He was born in Kraków, Poland. He moved to Canada after surviving the Holocaust (he was of Jewish descent).[1] He became a citizen in 1957. He was known for donating money to art museums and schools in Quebec. In 1984 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1993, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. He was made Officer in 2002 and Grand Officer in 2013.[1]

Hornstein died at his home in Montreal, Quebec on April 25, 2016, aged 95.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Michal Hornstein". Ordre national du Québec (in French).
  2. "Décès du mécène Michal Hornstein". Le Devoir. Retrieved 29 April 2016.