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Miguel d'Epinosa

Hebrew: Miguel d'Epinosa, מיגואל מיכאל שפינוזה
Also Known As: "Michael de Spinoza; Gabriel Alvares"
Birthplace: Vidigueira Municipality, Beja, Portugal
Death: Died in Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Place of Burial: Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, North Holland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Rodrigues de Espinosa and Mor Alvares
Husband of Rachel de Spinoza; Hana Debora d'Espinoza and Esther de Spinoza
Father of Isaac de Spinoza; Miriam Spinoza; Baruch Spinoza; Gabriel de Spinoza and Rebecca de Spinoza
Brother of Abraham Espinoza and Manuel d'Espinosa

Occupation: Merchant
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About Miguel d'Epinosa


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.

The brothers ran a successful import-export commercial house "Bento y Gabriel de Spinoza"

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Miguel d'Epinosa's Timeline

Vidigueira Municipality, Beja, Portugal
Age 40
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Age 42
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
November 24, 1632
Age 45
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
March 1654
Age 67
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
March 1654
Age 67
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, North Holland, The Netherlands