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HENRIQUEZ (ENRIQUEZ), ISABELLA:

Spanish poetess; lived at Madrid; died after 1680. She distinguished herself in the different academies at Madrid. Isaac (Fernando) Cardoso dedicated to her his work, "Del Color Verde," on the color green, which is the symbol of hope (Madrid, 1634). She openly embraced Judaism, and settled at Amsterdam. It is reported that she distributed amulets alleged to protect against physical harm. D. L. de Barrios quotes a "decima" from her manuscript "Obras Poeticas."

Bibliography:
  • D. L. de Barrios, Sol de la Vida, p. 63;
  • idem, Relacion de los Poetas, p. 56;
  • Kayserling, Sephardim, p. 250;
  • idem, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. p. 52.
G. M. K.
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