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Diogo Mendes Nassi (Mendes)

Hebrew: Diogo Mendes Nassi (Mendes), מאיר בנבנישתי
Also Known As: "Meir Beneveniste"
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Death: 1543
Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Place of Burial: Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of UK Mendes Benveniste and Donna UK Mendes Beneveniste
Husband of Brianda Mendes Nassi
Father of Gracia II Mendes Nasi
Brother of Don Francisco Mendes Benveniste; Dr. Agostinho (Samuel) Mendes Beneveniste; Don Yosef Mendes Benveniste, the Younger and Gonçalo Mendes Benveniste

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About Diogo Mendes Nassi

Born Marano in Lisbon Portugal. His Jewish Hebrew name was Meir Benveniste. Was brother-in -law of Dona Gracia Mendes-Nassi, whose husband and his brother was Francisco Mendes, a member of the well-known Nasi family. At the head of the branch of Francisco's bank, which he had established at Antwerp, was his younger brother, Diego Mendes. When the Inquisition was introduced into Portugal the chief business of the firm was relegated to Antwerp, and many of the Maranos of Portugal, fearing the Holy Office, came and settled in this city.

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Diogo Mendes Nassi's Timeline

Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium
Lisbon, Portugal