Castro, Jacob de

(1758-1824)
   English comedian. He was born in London. He acted in traditional Purim plays and in 1786 joined Philip Astley's troupe known as Astley's Jews'. In 1803 he was appointed manager of the Royal Theatre, London. His Memoirs casts light on English Jewish life.

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  • CASTRO, JACOB DE — (Jacob Decastro; 1758–1824), English comedian. De Castro was the son of a teacher at the congregational school of the London Sephardi community, at which he was himself educated. He first revealed talent as a mimic in the traditional Purim plays …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CASTRO, JACOB BEN ABRAHAM — (known as Maharikas from the Hebrew initials of his name; 1525?–1610), halakhic authority and talmudic commentator. Castro was born in Egypt. According to D. Conforte, he was the grandson of abraham castro . In his youth he went to Jerusalem,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jacob de Castro Sarmento — Jacob (Henriquez) de Castro Sarmento (ca. 1691, Bragança, Portugal mdash;1761, London) was a Portuguese physician, naturalist, poet and Deist. [Brooke, John, Modernity at the Margins , Minerva , vol. 44, no. 4, December 2006, pp. 463 467.] At the …   Wikipedia

  • CASTRO — CASTRO, family name, widespread throughout the Sephardi and Marrano Diaspora, common also in Rome in a family deriving from a place of this name in the Papal States. In some cases, the name was changed to Crasto. In Europe the family was numerous …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CASTRO SARMENTO, JACOB (Henrique) DE — (1691–1762), Marrano physician. He was born in Braganza (Portugal) to Francisco de Castro Almeida and Violante de Mesquita, both of whom were arrested by the Inquisition in 1708. He studied classics and philosophy at the university of Evora and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CASTRO, ABRAHAM — (d. 1560). Castro was of Spanish origin, perhaps himself an expellee, and an outstanding figure in early Ottoman Egyptian Jewish society. Contemporary Hebrew and Muslim sources (including Cairo Genizah documents) indicate that he moved in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CASTRO TARTAS, DAVID DE — (c. 1625–c. 1700), Amsterdam printer. Born in Tartas (southern France) and brother of the martyr isaac de castro tartas , he also wrote his name as de Crasto Tartaz. His New Christian parents left Portugal for Tartas and came to Amsterdam with… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Castro, Moses de — (fl. 16th cent.)    Egyptian rabbi. He settled in Jerusalem in 1530. He opposed Jacob Berab s initiative to reintroduce Jewish ordination into Palestine …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • De Castro family (Sephardi Jewish) — Part of a series of articles on Jews and Judaism …   Wikipedia

  • Famille De Castro — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Castro. Famille de Castro Les différentes branches de cette famille sont d origine portugaise ou espagnol. Après l… …   Wikipédia en Français

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