Samuel ben Joseph Uziel
Samuel ben Joseph Uziel (16th–17th century) was a rabbi and physician of Spanish extraction who officiated as rabbi at Salonica, where he also practised medicine.
David de Castro Tartas
David ben Abraham de Castro Tartas (Tartas, 1630-Amsterdam, 1698) was a Portuguese Jewish printer in Amsterdam. Between 1662 and 1701 his press printed the Gazeta de Amsterdam, a newspaper of the exil...
Elijah Aboab Cardoso
Elijah Aboab Cardoso was a philanthropist and founder of the Hamburg synagogue. He lived in that city in the first half of the seventeenth century. He was descended from the Spanish - originally Portu...
David Cohen Nassy
David Cohen Nassy (born 1612), was a professional colonizer who started Jewish colonies in the Caribbean. He had several nicknames, Cristovão de Távora (his christian name) and José Nunes da Fonseca (...
Immanuel Benveniste
Immanuel Benveniste (Venice 1608-Amsterdam c.1660) was an Italian Jewish printer in Amsterdam who printed many Hebrew works including an edition of the Talmud from 1644-48. He was one of a number of n...
Affect (philosophy)
Affect (from Latin affectus or adfectus) is a concept used in the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza and elaborated by Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari that places emphasis on bodily experie...
Joseph de la Vega
José, Josseph or Joseph Penso de la Vega, best known as Josseph de la Vega (ca.1650, Espejo, Spain — November 13, 1692, Amsterdam, Netherlands), was a successful Jewish merchant, poet, and philanthrop...
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Jacob Lumbrozo
Jacob Lumbrozo (?, Lisbon - died between September 24, 1665 and May 31, 1666) was a Portuguese-born physician, farmer, and trader resident in the British colony of Maryland in the middle of the 17th c...
Francisco Lopes Suasso
Francisco Lopes Suasso, second Baron d'Avernas le Gras (ca. 1657 – 22 April 1710) was a banker and financier of the Dutch Republic. He was also known within the Sephardic community as Abraham Israel S...
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Solomon Ayllon
Solomon Ayllon (1660 or 1664 - April 10, 1728) was haham of the Sephardic congregations in London and Amsterdam, and a follower of Shabbethai Ẓebi. His name is derived from the town of Ayllon, in what...
Judah Leon Templo
Jacob Judah Aryeh Leon Templo (born 1603 in Buarcos, Portugal, died after 1675) was a Dutch ḥakam, translator of the Psalms, and expert on heraldry, of Sephardic descent.He was son of Abraham de Leon....
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Solomon de Medina
Sir Solomon de Medina (ca.1650, Bordeaux – 15 September 1730, Amsterdam ) was an army contractor for William III and the first Jew to be knighted in England.
Solomon de Medina was a wealthy Jew wh...
Ethics (book)
Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (Latin: Ethica, ordine geometrico demonstrata), usually known as the Ethics, is a philosophical treatise written by Benedict de Spinoza. It was first publ...
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Menasseh Ben Israel
Manoel Dias Soeiro (1604 – November 20, 1657), better known by his Hebrew name Menasseh ben Israel (מנשה בן ישראל), also, Menasheh ben Yossef ben Yisrael, also known with the Hebrew acronym, MB"Y...
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Uriel da Costa
Uriel da Costa ([uɾiˈɛɫ dɐ ˈkɔʃtɐ]; c. 1585 – April 1640) or Uriel Acosta (from the Latin form of his Portuguese surname, Costa, or da Costa) was a philosopher and skeptic from Portugal.
Costa was...
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Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza (/bəˈruːk spɪˈnoʊzə/; born Benedito de Espinosa; 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677, later Benedict de Spinoza) was a Dutch philosopher. The breadth and importance of Spinoza's work wa...
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Abraham Cohen de Herrera
Abraham Cohen de Herrera (Hebrew: רבי אברהם כהן בן דוד דה-הירירה‎), also known as Alonso Nunez de Herrera or Abraham Irira (c. 1570 – c. 1635), was a religious philosopher and cabbalist. He ...
Elijah Montalto
Elijah Montalto (1567 – 1616) was a Marrano physician and polemicist from Paris, who became the personal physician of Maria de Medici.He had been reared as a Christian in Portugal and openly returned ...
Isaac Orobio de Castro
Balthazar (Isaac) Orobio de Castro (c.1617 – November 7, 1687), was a Jewish philosopher, physician and apologist, born at Bragança, Portugal.
While still a child, he was taken to Seville by...
Samuel Nunez
Samuel Nunis (1668–1744) was a Portuguese physician and among the earliest Jews to settle in North America.A few months after their February 1733 arrival from England, an epidemic began claiming the l...
Philosophy of Spinoza
Spinoza's philosophy encompasses nearly every area of philosophical discourse, including metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. It earne...
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Isaac de Castro Tartas
Isaac de Castro Tartas (ca. 1623, Tartas, Gascony— December 15, 1647, Lisbon) was a Marrano and Jewish martyr.Castro Tartas was born in France, where his parents had found refuge, under cover as...
Tractatus Theologico-Politicus
Written by the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus or Theologico-Political Treatise was one of the most controversial texts of the early modern period. It was a preemp...
Spinoza: Practical Philosophy
Spinoza: Practical Philosophy (French: Spinoza: Philosophie pratique) is a 1970 book by philosopher Gilles Deleuze, his last work published before his collaboration with psychoanalyst Félix Guatta...
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Abraham Israel Pereyra
Abraham Israel Pereyra (Pereira) was a wealthy and prominent Jewish Portuguese merchant, who lived in Amsterdam from circa 1644 to his death in 1699.Cecil Roth, following Kayserling, says Abraham Pere...
Spinozism
Spinozism (also spelled Spinoza-ism or Spinozaism) is the monist philosophical system of Baruch Spinoza which defines "God" as a singular self-subsistent substance, with both matter and thought being ...