By: Isidore Singer
Italian merchant and philanthropist; born Dec. 24, 1784; died at Padua March 9, 1860. He was president of the Jewish community in Padua. Of his many benevolent foundations two call for special mention; viz., that of 24,000 Austrian lire for the promotion of art among young Jewish artists, and his prize of 1,000 gulden, in 1850, for the publication of a history of the Jews. Trieste translated Troki's "Ḥizzuḳ Emunah."
- Joseph Wertheimer, in Jahrbuch für Israeliten, Vienna, 1861;
- Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon, s.v.;
- Fürst, Bibl. Jud. s.v.