Furtado, Abraham

(1756-1817)
   French politician and communal leader. Of Portuguese descent, he lived in Bordeaux. He was elected president of the Assembly of Jewish Notables convened by Napoleon, and acted as secretary of the Paris Sanhedrin. He published Memoire d'Abraham Furtado sur I'etat des Juifs en France jusqu a la Revolution.

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  • Abraham Furtado — (* 1756 in London; † 29. Januar 1817 in Bordeaux) war ein französischer Politiker. Furtado stammte aus portugiesischer Marranenfamilie . Er setzte sich seit 1806 vor allem als Präsident der von Napoleon einberufenen jüdischen Notabelnversammlung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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