Spanish and Portuguese Jews - Other Prominent Personalities

Other Prominent Personalities

  • First-generation Sephardic exiles: Don Isaac Abarbanel, Solomon ibn Verga, Abraham Zacuto, Abraham ben Salomon de Torrutiel Ardutiel, Yosef ben Tzadiq of Arévalo
  • Pedro de Herrera - Gibraltar community leader
  • Alonso Calle — treasurer on the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. He was one of the settlers of Sephardic origin who composed the crew.
  • Doña Gracia Nasi — businesswoman and philanthropist
  • Joseph Nasi — Duke of Naxos
  • Rodrigo López — physician who served Queen Elizabeth
  • Elijah Montalto - physician and polemicist from Paris, who became the personal physician of Maria de Medici.
  • Abraham Cohen Herrera — religious philosopher
  • Uriel da Costa — controversial writer
  • Antonio Fernandez Carvajal — a Portuguese-Jewish merchant, who became the first endenizened English Jew.
  • Moses Cohen Henriques — Caribbean pirate
  • Isaac Orobio de Castro — religious writer
  • Baruch Spinoza — philosopher
  • Solomon de Medina — financier
  • Francisco Lopes Suasso — financier to William of Orange
  • Abraham de Casseres — Portuguese-Dutch Jewish composer of the late baroque period.
  • António José da Silva — Brazilian dramatist
  • Jacob Rodrigues Pereira — financier, academic and the first teacher of deaf-mutes in France.
  • Isaac de Pinto — Dutch writer
  • Emanuel Mendez da Costa — English botanist, naturalist, philosopher, and collector of valuable notes and of manuscripts, and of anecdotes of the literati.
  • Isaac Pinto — American publisher
  • Aaron Lopez — Portuguese Jewish merchant and philanthropist.
  • Haym Solomon — financier to George Washington
  • Gershom Mendes Seixas — hazzan and American revolutionary
  • Daniel Mendoza — English prizefighter, who was boxing champion of England (1792–95).
  • Isaac D'Israeli — writer
  • David Ricardo — economist
  • Judah Touro — American businessman and philanthropist.
  • Moses Montefiore — philanthropist
  • Olinde Rodrigues — French banker, mathematician, and social reformer.
  • Péreire brothers — French financiers, rivals of the Rothschilds
  • Benjamin Mendes da Costa - English merchant and philanthropist.
  • Jacob De Cordova — founder of the Jamaica Gleaner, and later a member of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • Judah P. Benjamin — politician and lawyer
  • Grace Aguilar — novelist
  • Mark Prager Lindo — Dutch prose writer.
  • Edwin de Leon —Confederate diplomat, writer, and journalist.
  • Moses Angel — educationist and founder of Jewish Chronicle
  • Albert Cardozo - American jurist.
  • Jacob Mendes Da Costa — American physician and surgeon.
  • Thomas Cooper de Leon - American journalist, author, and playwright.
  • Catulle Mendès — French poet
  • Emma Lazarus — American poet
  • Ernest Peixotto — artist
  • Daniel De Leon — American socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer.
  • David Belasco — American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright.
  • Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal — President of the Dominican Republic.
  • Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita — Dutch graphic artist, teacher of M. C. Escher
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo — U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Philip Guedalla — writer and critic
  • Vivian de Sola Pinto — British poet, literary critic and historian.
  • Julio Lobo — Cuban sugar trader and financier.
  • Morris Fidanque de Castro — first native Governor of the United States Virgin Islands.
  • Frieda Belinfante — cellist
  • Max Delvalle — Vice President (and briefly President) of Panama.
  • George Maduro — Dutch war hero.
  • Abraham Bueno de Mesquita — comedian
  • Vic Seixas — tennis player.
  • Eric Arturo Delvalle — President of Panama.
  • Bruce Bueno de Mesquita — political scientist, professor at New York University, and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
  • Ophir Pines-Paz — Israeli politician
  • Nicolas Maduro — Venezuelan politician, interim President of Venezuela and former Vice President of Venezuela
  • Alain de Botton — writer and philosopher.
  • Henrique Capriles - Venezuelan politician and lawyer, leader of the opposition to the Bolivarian Revolution

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