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Capital of the island of Sardinia. It had a Jewish community in early times. When a Christianized Jew named Peter placed images of saints in the synagogue of that city on Easter Monday, the day following his baptism, to the annoyance of the Jews, Gregory I. ordered Bishop Januarius of Cagliari to have the objects at once removed (Grätz, "Gesch. der Juden," v. 52). Little is known of the history of the Jews of Cagliari. Under Aragonian rule their condition was favorable, for they were not molested and were received at court. When King Martin I. of Aragon was at Cagliari in Dec., 1408 (he died in that city in 1409), and the Jews were looking on at the
- Isaac b. Sheshet, Responsa, No. 171;
- Rev. Et. Juives, vii. 292, viii. 280et seq.;
- Gazana, Storia della Sardegna, ii. 151;
- Ersch and Gruber, Encyc., section ii., part 27, p. 147.