Alroy, David (Ben Solomon, Menahem)
- (fl. 12th cent)Leader of a messianic movement in Kurdistan. He was proclaimed Messiah among the Jews living in the mountains of the north-east Caucasus. He was subsequently murdered. He is the subject of The Wondrous Tale of David Alroy by Benjamin Disraeli.
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