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CARPI, ZACHARIAH:

Italian revolutionist; born at Revere in the second half of the eighteenth century. After the French Revolution he appears to have engaged in plots against the Austrian government of Lombardy; and on March 25, 1799, he and his son, Mordecai Moses Carpi, were imprisoned at Mantua. When Napoleon reached that city in 1800, Carpi was sent to Venice, thence to Sabonico in Dalmatia, and through Carinthia and Croatia to Peterwardein in Hungary, where he was at last released by Napoleon's orders (April 3, 1801). He wrote a narrative of his imprisonment under the title "Toledot Yiẓḥaḳ," which was edited by G. Jaré, and published at Cracow in 1892. Besides this, he wrote an account of his early life, under the title "Megillat Yiẓḥaḳ," and a book for children entitled "Dibre Yiẓḥaḳ." The last two works are no longer extant.

Bibliography:
  • G. Jaré, in Preface to Toledot Yiẓḥaḳ.
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