Rosales, Jacob (Jacob Hebraeus)

(c.1588-c.1668)
   Marrano physician and author. He was born in Lisbon, and became a physician there. Later he settled in Rome, where he came under the influence of Galileo. During the 1630s he went to Hamburg. Emperor Ferdinand III bestowed the title of Count Palatine on him in recognition of his scientific achievements. Later he lived as a Jew in Lovorno, assuming the name Jacob Hebraeus. He published works on medicine and astronomy.

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  • ROSALES, JACOB HEBRAEUS — (Immanuel Bocarro Frances; c. 1588–c. 1668), Portuguese physician, astronomer, astrologer and poet. Born in Lisbon, Rosales was the son of a Marrano physician (Ferdinand Bocarro) and member of a family that included the poets jacob frances and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Manuel Bocarro Francês — Manuel Bocarro Francês, auch Jacob Rosales (* 1588 oder 1593 in Lissabon; † 1668 in Florenz) war ein marranisch portugiesischer Arzt, Astronom, Mathematiker und Schriftsteller. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke 3 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ROSANES — (Rosales), Spanish family originating in the town of Castallvi de Rosanes, near Barcelona. With the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the members of this family emigrated to Portugal. There they were compelled to convert to Christianity, changing …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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