Bassevi (von Treuenberg), Jacob

   Court Jew. He engaged in large scale trading and business transactions. In 1622 Friedrich II granted him a coat-of-arms. As head of the Jewish community in Prague he took an active role in Jewish communal life and defended the Jews from persecution.

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