Spanish and Portuguese Jews
Spanish and Portuguese Jews are a distinctive sub-group of Sephardi Jews, mostly descended from families forcibly converted to Catholicism in Spain and Portugal; they later emigrated to other countrie...
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Daniela Ruah
Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah (/dəniːɛlə ruːə/; born December 2, 1983) is a Portuguese-American actress best known for playing NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye in the CBS police procedural series NCIS: Los Ang...
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Esther Bendahan
Esther Bendahan Cohen (Tétouan, 1964) is a Moroccan-Spanish writer.Her Sephardic Moroccan family went to Madrid when she was a child, in this city she studied Psychology and French Literature. She is ...
Isaac Aboab da Fonseca
Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (or Isaak Aboab Foonseca) (February 1, 1605 – April 4, 1693) was a rabbi, scholar, kabbalist and writer. In 1656, he was one of several elders within the Portuguese-Israelite co...
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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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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...
Jacob ben Isaac Corsono
Jacob ben Isaac al-Corsono or Carsono or Carsi (also Abu Ishaq Ya'qub ibn Ishaq ibn Ya'qub, known as Ibn al-Qursunuh) was a Spanish astronomer of the fourteenth century.He was commissioned by King Pet...
Abel Xavier
Faisal Abel Xavier (born Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier ([ɐˈbɛɫ ʃɐviˈɛɾ]) on 30 November 1972) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a full back, and is the current coach of S.C. Farense....
Joseph Vecinho
José Vizinho, (also known in English as Joseph Vecinho), was a Portuguese Jew, born in the town of Covilhã, court physician and scientist at the end of the fifteenth century.He was a pupil of Abraham ...
Jorvan Vieira
Jorvan Vieira (born May 24, 1953 in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil) is a Brazilian-Moroccan football coach of Portuguese descent.
Vieira began his professional football career after...
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Vladimir Gusinsky
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Gusinsky (Russian: Влади́мир Алекса́ндрович Гуси́нский [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ɡʊˈsʲinskʲɪj]; born 6 October 1952) is a Russian media tycoon. He is known as the foun...
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1066 Granada massacre
3°35′24″W / 37.17694°N 3.59000°W / 37.17694; -3.59000The 1066 Granada massacre took place on 30 December 1066 (9 Tevet 4827; 10 Safar 459 AH) when a Muslim mob stormed the roy...
Immanuel Aboab
Immanuel Aboab (c. 1555 – 1628) was a Portuguese Jewish scholar. He was a great-grandson of Isaac Aboab of Castile (died 1493).
Born at Porto, he early became an orphan and was reared by hi...
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Antonio de Montezinos
Antonio de Montezinos, also known as Aharon Levi was a Portuguese traveler and a Marrano Sephardic Jew who in 1644 persuaded Menasseh Ben Israel, a rabbi of Amsterdam, that he had found one of the Ten...
Artur Carlos de Barros Basto
Artur Carlos de Barros Basto (Hebrew name: Abraham Israel Ben-Rosh) was born December 18, 1887 in Amarante, Portugal, and died in Porto on March 8, 1961. He made a career in the military and as a writ...
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Daniel Blaufuks
Daniel Blaufuks (Lisbon, 1963) is a Portuguese photographer, the grandson of Polish and German Ashkenazi Jews who moved to Portugal in the late 1920s and 1930s. He moved to Germany in 1976 and return...
Israel Alnaqua
Rabbi Israel ben Joseph Alnaqua (Hebrew: ישראל בן יוסף אלנאקוה) (also, "Al-Nakawa", "Al-Nakava", "Ankava", "Ankoa", "Alnucawi", etc., Hebrew: "נקוה", "אלנאקוה", "אנקווה", "אנקאווא") (died 1391) was a...
Solomon Molcho
Solomon Molcho (Hebrew: שלמה מולכו‎ Shelomo Molkho), or Molko, originally Diogo Pires, (1500 – 13 December 1532) was a Portuguese mystic and pseudomessiah. A "New Christian" who converted to Jud...
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Artur Alberto de Campos Henriques
Artur Alberto de Campos Henriques, (Porto, 28 April 1853 – Lisbon, 7 November 1922) was a Portuguese politician who once served as Prime Minister of Portugal.
Campos Henriques was of Jewish ances...
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Aaron ha-Levi of Barcelona
Aaron ha-Levi of Barcelona (also known as Aaron ben Joseph Sason) was a Spanish Talmudist of the end of the thirteenth century; author of the first book of religious instruction among the Jews of the ...
Abraham Cresques
Abraham Cresques ([əβɾəˈam ˈkɾeskəs], 1325–1387), whose real name was Cresques (son of) Abraham, was a 14th-century Jewish cartographer from Palma, Majorca (then part of the Crown of Aragon). In col...
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Moses Hamon
Moses Hamon (Granada, c. 1490 – 1567) (Amon) was the son of Joseph Hamon, born in Spain. Going with his father to Constantinople, he became physician to Sultan Sulaiman I. This "famous prince an...
Fernando Ulrich
Fernando Maria Costa Duarte Ulrich (born 26 April 1952 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese economist and banking administrator. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Banco Português de Investimento (BPI) ...
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...
Vaez
The Vaez family was a prominent Jewish family of Lisbon, whose foremost members, the four brothers Immanuel, Pedro, Ayres, and Salvador, resided in Portugal as Marranos during the sixteenth century. ...