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SOLOMON THE EGYPTIAN ():

Physician in ordinary to the Byzantine emperor Emanuel Comnenus; lived at Constantinople in the second half of the twelfth century. According to Benjamin of Tudela, who visited that city in 1176, Solomon was highly esteemed by the emperor, and through his influence the Jews of Constantinople, though in a state of oppression, enjoyed many advantages. It was probably due to Solomon's intervention that Emanuel Comnenus placed the Jews of his capital under the jurisdiction of the municipal authorities.

Bibliography:
  • Carmoly, Histoire des Médecins, p. 48;
  • Grätz, Gesch. vi. 240.
S. I. Br.
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