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JOSEPH SOLOMON DELMEDIGO (1591-1655)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 970 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOSEPH SOLOMON DELMEDIGO (1591-1655), pupil of Galileo, wrote many books on science and philosophy, and bore a considerable part in initiating the critical movement in Judaism. He belonged to the sceptical school, and though his positive contributions to literature were not of lasting worth, Graetz includes him among the important formative influences within the synagogue of the 17th century. (I. A.) ' The Sevres Museum possesses some fragments of these decorations. See Laborde, Chateau de Madrid (Paris, 1853), and Comptes des bailments du roi (Paris, 1877-1880), in which a full account is given of Girolamo's work in connexion with this palace.
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