A Marano, physician, and poet. In Holland, at an advanced age, he openly returned to Judaism about the year 1605; and in celebration of his initiation he composed some tercets in Spanish. Tamar Barrocas, a Marano-Jewess, probably one of his relatives, suffered a martyr's death at the stake in Lisbon, Aug. 3, 1603, in company with Diego de la Ascension.
- Barrios, Relacion de los Poetas, p. 58;
- idem, Govierno Popular Judayco, p. 43;
- Cardoso, Excelencias, p. 363;
- Kayserling, Sephardim, pp. 211, 177;
- idem, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. p. 26.