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Picciotto Family
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The Picciottos, a leading Sephardi family in Aleppo, were distinguished for their commercial prominence, their consular representation of numerous countries over more than a century, and their communal philanthropy and patronage. The family’s presence in Aleppo began in the 1730s, when Hillel Picciotto (d. 1773) and his younger brother Daniel settled there to establish a branch of the family’s business, which was based in their native city of Livorno (Leghorn). They joined a number of other merchant families from Livorno and Venice who were moving to this thrivin…

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Abraham Marcus, “Picciotto Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0017550>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3624

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