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BRAGANÇA:

City of Portugal, in the province of Tras-os-Montes. In 1250 nineteen of the Jews living there were accused of usury. They increased to such an extent that a few years before their expulsion they paid 30,000 reis in taxes. Many of theJews that were expelled from Spain went to Bragança, which afterward became the home of a large number of Maranos. Manuel de Pina, Jacob de Castro Sarmento, and others were born here.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Gesch. der Juden in Portugal, Index, s.v.
G. M. K.
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