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BELID, SON OF ALÈGRE (or BELITUS):

Prominent French Jew; lived in Toulouse at the beginning of the thirteenth century. His name figures in many deeds of conveyance with the title "Dominus," which implies a superior rank. On several occasions his wife, termed Domina Montaniera, had to give her consent to the sale.

Belid must have been the possessor of immense property. In July, 1202, he and his brother Abraham became the holders of lands belonging to the Templars; while on April 2, 1203, and again in 1207, the Knights of St. John sold them properties belonging to the seigniory of Pierre and Ponce du Piu. Belid's estates were several times confiscated by Raymond VII.; but he always managed to recover them.

Bibliography:
  • Saige, Les Juifs de Languedoc, pp. 53, 58, 83, 141, 142, 159, 167-169, 178-184.
G. I. Br.
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