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ZARZAL, MOSES IBN:

Spanish physician and poet; physician in ordinary to Henry III. of Castile; flourished in the latter half of the fourteenth and the first part of the fifteenth century; son of Abraham ibn Zarzal. On March 6, 1405, he was at Toro, where he celebrated the birth of John II. in a poem which is given in the "Cancionero de Baena" (p. 222); and in 1389, 1400, and 1409 he resided in the Calle de Rehoyo at Segovia. The date of his death can not be determined; the epitaph found at Carmona stating that he died in 1432 is a forgery.

Bibliography:
  • Juan Rodriguez de Cuenca, Sumario de los Reyes de España, p. 75, Madrid, 1781;
  • Kayserling, Sephardim, pp. 53 et seq., 333;
  • Grätz, Gesch. viii. 47;
  • Rios, Estudios, p. 419;
  • idem, Hist. ii. 423;
  • Kayserling, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. p. 111;
  • Fidel Fita, Historia Hebrea, i. 213 et seq.;
  • Boletin Acad. Hist. ix. 316, 349; xvii. 172 et seq.
S. M. K.
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