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BELMONTE, BENVENIDA COHEN:

Poetess; lived in London at the beginning of the eighteenth century. She was a sister of the Mæcenas Mordecai Nuñez Almeyda, and was among those who sang the praise of Lopez Laguna's "Espejo Fiel de Vidas" (London, 1720). She also wrote a poem in honor of Samuel Nassy of Surinam.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Sephardim, p. 251;
  • idem, Biblioteca Españ.-Portug.-Judaica, p. 55;
  • idem, in Jewish Quarterly Review, xii. 715;
  • idem, Jüdische Frauen, p. 174;
  • Koenen, Geschiedenis der Joden in Nederland, p. 297.
J. G.
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