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1. Isaac (1798–1860). B. Amsterdam; of Port. Jewish descent; studied law at Leiden; poet; converted to Christianity 1822; supported orthodoxy and opposed liberalism and Groningen* School. 2. Uriel (1585–1640). Freethinking Port. Jewish philos.; fled to Amsterdam; condemned by Port. Jews 1618; regarded by some as forerunner of B. Spinoza.*

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