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R. Judah Aryeh (Leon) Modena (1571 - 1648)

Leon Judah Aryeh of Modena , an Italian scholar, rabbi, and poet; son of Isaac of Modena and Diana Rachel; born April 23, 1571, at Venice; died there March 24, 1648. He was a descendant of a prominent ...

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Primo Levi MP (1919 - 1987)

The International Primo Levi Studies Center Turin Primo Levi Center New York Primo Michele Levi (I31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author ...

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John Baptista MP (c.1600 - 1667)

John Baptista , an Italian physician and apothecary living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was probably a converted Jew. He might have been father or brother of Rebecca (Baptista) Vance , wife of Joseph V...

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Rita Levi-Montalcini, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1986 MP (1909 - 2012)

History of Neuroscience: Rita Levi-Montalcini Rita Levi-Montalcini ; (22 April 1909 - 30 December 2012), Knight Grand Cross, is an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, rece...

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Leo de Benedicto MP (deceased)

Leo de Benedicto Christiano , an 11th century Jewish convert to Christianity. He was ancestor of the Pierleoni family. Wikipedia Leo de Benedicto Christiano Leo de Benedicto Christiano , or j...

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Pagano Ebriaci, di Pisa MP (c.1050 - 1090)

30 Aug 2013 - Note from J Harlow, Curator. I have been searching for an authoritative reference to shore up my hypothesis that Pagano Ebriaci is the same person as Abū Saʿīd Khal...

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Vera Funaro Modigliani (deceased)

Vera Funaro Modigliani carried on the legacy of her husband, Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani and created the Modigliani Foundation, with the objective of documenting the history of this post-unification p...

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Giuseppe Emanuele (Mene) Modigliani (b. - 1947)

The “other Modigliani,” Giuseppe Emanuele Modigliani was one of Italy's earliest socialist and union leaders to be elected to Parliament. He was the younger brother of the legendary moder...

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Meshulam Kalonymos Hagadol MP (900 - 1020)

Kalonymus Family Jewish Encyclopedia Meshullam HaGadol / Meshullam the Great Wikipedia Kalonymos or Kalonymus (Hebrew: קלונימוס‎) is...

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Don Yehuda Hiyya ben Yitzhak ben Shmuel Abravanel (c.1550 - 1583)

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Samuel Abravanel, > Italy (1473 - 1551)

Abravanel Family Wikipedia Abrabanel Jewish Encyclopedia -------------------- The youngest of the three sons. A generous protector of his co-religionists, he was the most fortunate of the fam...

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Benvenida Abarbanel (1473 - c.1575)

Medici Document Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici and Jewish Lady Benvenida Abravanel was one of the most influential and wealthiest Jewish women of early modern Italy. Her family life, howev...

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Itzhak Abrabanel aka Avraham Itzhak Ben Yakov (b. - 5406)

Abravanel Family Wikipedia Abrabanel Jewish Encyclopedia

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Antonio Bassano MP (c.1511 - 1574)

The BASSANO surname did not change from de Bassan until the second and third generation Bassano's in England. Before that, they were called Bassani or Bassany or 'de Bassan ' from their original Hebrew...

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Nathaniel Luria MP (1385 - c.1460)

According to Jacobi he is the first one to have the surname "Luria", maybe he settled in the town of Loria west of Bassano in the Vicensa district in Italy before he moved to Mantua. [Dr. Paul Jacobi...

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Rabbi Meir Katzenellenbogen [Maharam of Padua] MP (c.1482 - c.1564)

Meir ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen (1482 – January 12, 1565) (also, Meir of Padua, Maharam Padua , Hebrew: מאיר בן יצחק ק...

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Yehudah HaLevi Mintz MP (c.1405 - 1508)

Also known as Mahari Minz, he was the most prominent Italian rabbi of his time. He officiated as rabbi of Padua for forty-seven years, during which time he had a great number of pupils, among whom were...

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Rabbi Avraham ben Yehuda Ha-Levi Mintz MP (c.1440 - 1530)

Abraham ben Judah ha-Levi Minz was an Italian rabbi who flourished at Padua in the first half of the 16th century, father-in-law of Meïr Katzenellenbogen. The "Minz" family of rabbis and schol...

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Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen (1 day King) MP (1541 - 1616)

R' SHAUL WAHL KATZENELLENBOGEN - FAMOUS FOR HAVING BEEN "KING FOR A NIGHT."There was a need to find someone trustworthy to serve as king for one day until elections. Shaul Katzenellenbogen was chosen. ...

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David Nieto MP (1654 - 1728)

David Nieto (1654, Venice–10 January 1728, London) was the Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community in London, later succeeded in this capacity by his son, Isaac Nieto. Nieto was one...

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Jeronimo / Hieronymus de Bassan MP (1480 - 1545)

Hieronymus was his Latin name meaning 'Jerome' yet he went by the Spanish name 'Jeronimo' In English = Jeronimo Bassano Jeronimo Bassano also see John Izon, Italian Musicians at the Tudor Court...

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Samuel David Luzzatto, ShaDaL MP (1800 - 1865)

Family Tree Samuel David Luzzatto (שמואל דוד לוצאטו‬‎) was an Italian Jewish scholar,...

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Amedeo Clemente Modigliani MP (1884 - 1920)

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculpture...

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