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ELIJAH ALAMANNUS:

Spanish physician and diplomat of the fifteenth century, and court physician of the Duke of Bourbon (probably Louis II. of France). Alfonso V., King of Aragon, confided to him a mission to Pope Martin V. He went to Rome in charge of a letter to the pope (Sept. 8, 1420), under safe-conduct for a year. A few years later "Magister Elijah," while at Avignon, had a bull, issued in favor of the Spanish Jews, legalized by the notary of the Curia.

Bibliography:
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, ii. 6, 7.
G. M. Sel.
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