- (fl. 17th cent.)Dalmatian merchant. He was a merchant at Ragusa, where he was accused in 1622 of the ritual murder of a Christian girl. His suffering is described in Hebrew and Spanish accounts. Banished for his supposed crime, he died in Palestine.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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