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Almosnino, Isaac
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Isaac Almosnino was a physician and merchant born in Fez (ca. 1572) to a well-known family of Hispanic origin with many physicians and rabbis in its ranks. He was the grandson of Abraham Almosnino, physician of the Saʿdi (Saadian) sultan Mawlāy ʿAbd Allāh (r.1557-1574) and one of the rabbis who signed the taqqanot (communal ordinances) of Fez in 1554. Together with his brother Abraham, Isaac Almosnino participated in long-distance commerce along with his brother, visiting Italy, Egypt, Syria and Iran. Almosnino was taken prisoner by the Portuguese Inquisition in Goa (India) where…

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Mercedes García-Arenal, “Almosnino, Isaac”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0001700>
First published online: 2010

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