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PEDRO DE TOLEDO:

Viceroy of Naples; friend and protector of the Jews; he employed (c. 1530) Don Samuel Abravanel, the youngest son of Don Isaac Abravanel, as minister of finance, and allowed his daughter Leonora, afterward the wife of the grand duke Cosmo de Medici, to associate intimately with and take lessons from Samuel's wife, Benvenida, who was highly educated and a model of virtue and of womanly grace.

Bibliography:
  • Aboab, Nomologia, p. 304;
  • Grätz, Gesch. ix. 47;
  • Kayserling, Gesch. der Juden in Portugal, p. 265.
S. M. K.
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