Nasi, Joseph

(c. 1524-79)
   Portuguese statesman, active in Turkey. He was born a marrano in Portugual under the name Joao Micas. He accom-panied his aunt Gracia Nasi when she went from Lisbon to Antwerp in 1537, but when in 1545 she fled to Italy, he remained behind to settle her affairs. In 1554 he joined her in Constantinople, where he embraced Judaism publicly and married her daughter, Reyna. He became an intimate of Selim, the heir to the Turkish throne. In 1561 he obtained from the sultan the lease of Tiberias and control of an adjacent area, which he developed as a Jewish centre. He was eventually created Duke of Naxos and the Cyclades.

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  • NASI, JOSEPH — (c. 1524–1579), statesman. Nasi was born as a Marrano in Portugal, perhaps descended from the ancient Spanish Jewish family of Nasi. (See Chart: Nasi Family). He was the son of the Portuguese royal physician Agostinho (formerly Samuel) Micas (d.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nasi, Joseph — ▪ Jewish statesman born 1520, Portugal died Aug. 2, 1579, Constantinople       Jewish statesman and financier who rose to a position of power in the Ottoman Empire under the sultans Süleyman (Süleyman I) the Magnificent and Selim II.       As a… …   Universalium

  • Joseph Nasi — Joseph Nassi Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nasi. Joseph Nassi, né João Miquez, également appelé Yassef Nassi dans l Empire ottoman (Portugal, 1524 Empire ottoman, 1579) est un marrane devenu une personnalité importante de la Cour du Sultan… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • NASI (J.) — NASI JOSEPH ou JOSEPH DE NAXOS (1520 env. 1579) Né au Portugal dans une famille alliée à celle des riches banquiers Mendez, ayant suivi très jeune à Anvers sa tante, Béatrice de Luna, qui lui confia de bonne heure la gestion des affaires… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Joseph Nasi — Don Joseph Nasi (or Nassi; also known as João Miquez in a Portuguese variant, Giuseppe Nasi in Italian, and as Yasef Nassi in Ottoman Turkish; 1524, Portugal–1579, Istanbul) was a Jewish diplomat and administrator, member of the House of Mendes,… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Nassi — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nasi. Joseph Nassi, né João Miquez, également appelé Yassef Nassi dans l Empire ottoman (Portugal, 1524 Empire ottoman, 1579) est un marrane devenu une personnalité importante de la Cour du Sultan Soliman le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joseph Nasi — (christlicher Taufname: João Miquez; * 1524 in Portugal; † 2. August 1579 in Istanbul[1]) war ein jüdischer Diplomat, Bankier und Finanzexperte am Hof der osmanischen Sultane Süleyman I. und Selim II. In seinem bewegten Leben führte er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • NASI, GRACIA — (c. 1510–1569), Marrano stateswoman and patroness. A member of the first generation of Portuguese Marranos (probably of Spanish descent), her original name as a Christian in Portugal, where she was born, was Beatrice de Luna. In 1528 she married… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nasi — bezeichnet Nasi (Titel) oder auch Nassi, hebräischer Titel eines Fürsten oder hohen Staatsbeamten Nasi, koptische Bezeichnung eines Monats Nationale Sicherheit, den kurzlebigen Nachfolger der Staatssicherheit der DDR; siehe Ministerium für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nasi Manu — Full name Tavake Liukanasi Manu Date of birth 15 August 1988 (1988 08 15) (age 23) Place of birth Lincoln, New Zealand Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Weight 112 kg (17 st …   Wikipedia

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