REGGIO, ISSACHAR EZEKIEL:
Italian rabbi and grammarian; born at Ferrara in 1774; died in 1837, on the 1st of Elul. He was a pupil of Graziadio Neppi and Joseph David Basaano, the latter of whom made him assistant in the Talmud Torah in Ferrara. When Bassano died Reggio succeeded him as rabbi, in association with Shabbethai Elhanan Pesaro, after whose death he became the head of the Spanish synagogue. Reggio founded a number of religious institutions in his community.
- Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 153.