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Paolo Mieli, son of Renato Mieli, is an Italian journalist who has been editor of Italy's leading newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Born in Milan, Mieli debuted as journalist at 18 for L'Espresso, wh...

9/17/2010 10/29/2017

R. Judah Aryeh (Leon) Modena MP (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 ...

1/4/2012 8/6/2014

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 of seve...

2/2/2011 8/5/2014

John Baptista MP (c.1600 - aft.1667)

"Joanna Baptista", "Jon Baptista", "John Baptista Quarantine"

Perhaps the same person as John Baptista . John Baptista , an Italian physician and apothecary living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was probably a converted Jew. He might have been father or brother o...

12/31/2012 8/30/2013

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...

9/7/2012 9/13/2012

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...

12/30/2011 6/15/2012

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 Khalaf...who in turn, I h...

7/6/2009 6/15/2012

Nella Vera Funaro Modigliani MP (1888 - 1974)

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...

11/17/2011 11/17/2011

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 modernist painter, ...

11/17/2011 11/17/2011

Meshulam Kalonymos Hagadol MP (900 - c.1020)

"Meshullam ben Kalonymus", "Meshullam the Great", "Meshullam ben קלונימוס", ""The Great" - Hagadol"

Kalonymus Family Jewish Encyclopedia Meshullam HaGadol / Meshullam the Great Wikipedia Kalonymos or Kalonymus (Hebrew: קלונימוס‎) is a prominent Jewish family originally from Lucca, Italy, which,...

11/19/2007 11/1/2011


8/11/2011 10/31/2011

Samuel Abravanel, > Italy MP (c.1473 - 1551)

"Samuel Abarbanel"

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 family. He dwelt amidst th...

8/14/2007 10/31/2011

Benvenida Abarbanel MP (1473 - c.1575)

"Benvinda Abravanel"

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, however, was...

7/22/2009 10/31/2011

Abravanel Family Wikipedia Abrabanel Jewish Encyclopedia

7/2/2008 10/31/2011

Antonio Bassano MP (c.1511 - 1574)

"Antonio "Anthony" Bassano"

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...

6/19/2008 10/31/2011

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...

3/23/2007 10/31/2011

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

"Maharam of Padua", "Meir of Padua", "המהר"ם מפדואה"

Meir ben Isaac Katzenellenbogen (1482 – January 12, 1565) (also, Meir of Padua, Maharam Padua , Hebrew: מאיר בן יצחק קצנלנבויגן) was an 'Italian rabbi born at Katzenellenbogen, Germany. The name was ...

3/23/2007 10/31/2011

Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi Mintz MP (c.1405 - 1508)

"Minzi", "Mahari Minz"

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...

3/23/2007 10/31/2011

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

"Avrum Mintz"

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 scholars, de...

3/23/2007 10/31/2011

Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen (1 day King) MP (1545 - 1616)

"Le Roi d'un jour", "Jewish King for a Night", "Saul Wahl of Brest-Litovsk", "King for a Day", "Saul (Hasar) Wahl Katzenellenbogen", "Sar Hagadol", "King for a night"

R' SHAUL WAHL KATZENELLENBOGEN - FAMOUS FOR HAVING BEEN "KING FOR A NIGHT." Jewish Dynasties Saul Wahl Death In Venice - seeking the Katzenellenbogen tombstones Saul Wahl (1541/5 -1617)

3/23/2007 10/31/2011

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 of the...

11/14/2010 10/30/2011

Jeronimo / Hieronymus di Bassano MP (c.1480 - 1545)

"de Bassan", "di Bassano del Grappa"

Alternate birth and death years (need to resolve): 1490-1559 Hieronymus was his Latin name meaning 'Jerome' yet he went by the Spanish name 'Jeronimo' In English = Jeronimo Bassano Jeronimo Bassano...

6/19/2008 10/30/2011

Family Tree Samuel David Luzzatto (שמואל דוד לוצאטו‬‎) was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal (...

9/27/2011 10/30/2011

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 sculptures in a modern ...

2/11/2008 10/30/2011