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Isaac Rodrigues, [Gd.father of Baruch Spinoza]

Hebrew: Isaac Rodrigues, יצחק שפינוזה
Also Known As: "Pero Roiz"
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Death: 1627 (80-88)
Rotterdam, Government of Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Place of Burial: Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Ouder-Amstel, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Fernão Espinhosa
Husband of Mor Alvares
Father of Miguel d'Epinosa; Abraham Espinoza and Manuel d'Espinosa
Brother of Abrão Espinhosa

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About Isaac Rodrigues de Espinosa


Family origins

Spinoza's ancestors were of Sephardic Jewish descent, and were a part of the community of Portuguese Jews that grew in the city of Amsterdam after the Alhambra Decree in Spain (1492) and the Portuguese Inquisition (1536) had led to forced conversions and expulsions from the Iberian peninsula.

Some historians argue the Spinoza family ("Espinosa" in Portuguese) had its origins in Espinosa de los Monteros, near Burgos, Spain. Others claim they were Portuguese Jews who had moved to Spain and then expelled back to their home country in 1492, only to be forcibly converted to Catholicism in 1498. Spinoza's father was born roughly a century after this forced conversion in the small Portuguese city of Vidigueira, near Beja in Alentejo. When Spinoza's father was still a child, Spinoza's grandfather, Isaac de Spinoza (who was from Lisbon), took his family to Nantes in France. They were expelled in 1615 and moved to Rotterdam, where Isaac died in 1627. Spinoza's father, Miguel, and his uncle, Manuel, then moved to Amsterdam where they reassumed their Judaism. Manuel changed his name to Abraão de Spinoza, though his "commercial" name was still the same.;p=isaac;n=espinoza ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

de Spinoza, Isaac

Birth : ABT 1558 Death : 9 APR 1627 Rotterdam Gender: Male


   Father: Spinoza, Fernäao (Espinhosa)
   Mother: , N.N.


   Marriage: in Vidiguiera, Portugal
       Álvares, Mor
       Birth : ABT 1558 Vidigueira Municipality, Beja, Portugal
       Death : 1616 Nantes, France
       Gender: Female
           Father: Alvares, Joseph
           Mother: , N.N.
       de Spinoza, Fernando         Birth : ABT 1587         Gender: Male
       de Spinoza, Michael
       de Spinoza, Maria Clara       Birth : ABT 1589        Gender: Female
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Isaac Rodrigues de Espinosa's Timeline

Lisbon, Portugal
Age 8
Vidigueira, Vidigueira Municipality, Beja District, Portugal
Age 45
Vidigueira Municipality, Beja, Portugal
Age 46
Vidigueira Municipality, Beja, Portugal
Age 85
Rotterdam, Government of Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Age 85
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Ouder-Amstel, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands