Da Costa, Isaac

(1721-83)
   American merchant and shipping agent. He was born in London and emigrated to Charleston, South Carolina in the late 1740s. He was a founder in 1749 of Congregation Beth Elohim, where he served as cantor. Later he settled in Philadelphia, where he helped establish Congregation Mikveh Israel.

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  • COSTA, ISAÄC DA — (1798–1860), Dutch poet and writer. The precocious offspring of a distinguished Sephardi family in Amsterdam, Isaäc da Costa was brought up in the moderately Enlightened milieu that characterized the Portuguese Jewish elite of the early 19th… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Costa, Isaäc da — ▪ Dutch writer born Jan. 14, 1798, Amsterdam died April 28, 1860, Amsterdam  Dutch writer and poet, best known as a leading figure in the conservative Calvinist political and literary group called the Réveil movement.       Although poetry… …   Universalium

  • COSTA, Isaac da — (1798–1860)    Originating from a Sephardic Jew ish family, da Costa was converted in 1822 to Calvinism. He had studied law and arts and earned his doctor’s degree at the University of Leiden in 1821. Like his tutor Willem Bilderdijk, he became a …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • Costa, Isaac de — (1798 1860)    Dutch writer and poet. The son of a distinguished Sephardi family in Amsterdam, he converted to Christianity in 1822. He published studies of Jews in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. His Israel and the Gentiles is a history of… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • DA COSTA, ISAAC — (1721–1783), merchant and shipping agent of colonial Charleston, South Carolina. Da Costa was born in London, scion of an eminent Anglo Jewish family   of Spanish Portuguese origin. He received religious training from isaac nieto , haham of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DA COSTA, ISAAC —    a Dutch poet, born at Amsterdam, of Jewish parents; turned Christian, and after the death of Bilderdijk was chief poet of Holland (1798 1860) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Isaäc da Costa — (* 14. Januar 1798 in Amsterdam; † 28. April 1860 ebenda) war ein holländischer Dichter und Schriftsteller er war eine führende Figur der konservativ calvinistischen Gruppe „Réveil movement“ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Costa — Costa, Isaac da, niederländ. Dichter, geb. 14. Jan. 1798 in Amsterdam, gest. 28. April 1860; veröffentlichte Gedichte (Sammlung 1861 63 und 1870), sowie theol. und histor. Schriften. – Vgl. ten Kate (1862) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Isaac Felipe Azofeifa — Nombre completo Isaac Felipe Azofeifa Nacimiento 11 de abril de 1909 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Isaac Israel Hayes — Isaac I. Hayes (Retrato de Mathew B. Brady, hacia 1860 75) …   Wikipedia Español

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