PIZZIGHETTONE, DAVID BEN ELIE-ZER HA-LEVI:
Italian Talmudist and physician; flourished in the first half of the sixteenth century. As physician he was active in. Cremona; as editor, in Venice. In the latter city he was employed in the Bomberg printing establishment, and wrote an introduction to the edition of Maimonides' "Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah" published there.
According to a statement of Landshuth, Pizzighettone was rabbi in Ferrara; but this statement is erroneous.
- Mortara, Indice;
- I. T. Eisenstadt, Da'at Kedoshim. p. 58;
- Landshuth, 'Ammude ha-'Abodah, p. 343;
- Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 106.