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Bento da Costa

Also Known As: "Brandão"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Oporto, Porto District, Portugal
Death: Died in Oporto, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacome da Costa and Leonor Maria Vaz
Husband of Branca Sara Dinis
Father of Jacome Abraham da Costa; Uriel (Gabriel) da Costa; Miguel Mordechai da Costa; Joseph (João Perez de Cumha) da Costa; Jeronimo Aharon da Costa and 3 others
Brother of Gracia Da Costa; Caterina Da Costa; Paulo Brandao; Donna da Costa and Maria Alvares

Occupation: Wijnhandelaar
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
Last Updated:

About Bento da Costa

Note, Bento was not a devout catholic, as debunked in "In the Shadow of History: Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of Modernity" and as evidenced by his offspring all moving to Hamburg and Amsterdam to practice Judaism (which obviously cannot be attributed to a fluke)..

Bento da Costa, Gabriel (Uriel)'s father was a devout Catholic of Jewish origin, his wife was a descended from Jews who had practiced a variant form of Judaism. The family lived in a large home in the best part of the city with servants always at the command. The children were well-educated and Gabriel himself went on to study canon law at the University of Coimbra. Bento da Costa died and was buried in his hometown Porto, Portugal before 1616. -------------------- Bento da Costa was een devoot Katholiek. Van beroep was hij wijnhandelaar. Tussen 1612 en 1615 week de familie uit naar Nederland. - In Portugal was de famile van origine Joods, doch ze waren Katholiek geworden (z. g. marrano's). Voo"ral onder invloed van Branca Dinis, was er bij de kinderen de behoefte om weer Joods te worden. Bento da Costa Brandao had een hoge Katholieke onderscheiding ontvangen.

See:

In the Shadow of History: Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of Modernity, By Jose Faur, Publisher SUNY Press, 2012 ISBN 1438402392, 9781438402390, Page 116 - 123

https://books.google.com/books?id=OWCGHlbNgP8C&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=uriel+da+costa&source=bl&ots=YZMlHfTiRQ&sig=OLK-SWK_jYoOUGyo3TKH16G2GEI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gaOaVb6XFY-qogT4_w8&ved=0CJABEOgBMBU#v=onepage&q=father%20of%20uriel%20da%20costa&f=false

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Bento da Costa's Timeline

1560
1560
Oporto, Porto District, Portugal
1577
1577
Age 17
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1580
Age 20
Oporto, Porto District, Portugal
1585
1585
Age 25
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
1585
Age 25
Porto, Portugal
1587
1587
Age 27
Oporto, Portugal
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1593
Age 33
Oporto, Portugal
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1594
Age 34
Oporto, Portugal
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1608
Age 48
Oporto, Portugal
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