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NASI GRACIA MENDESIA – See Mendesia, Gracia.
NASI, JOSEPH, DUKE OF NAXOS – Banker at Antwerp. Turkish statesman and financier; born in Portugal at the beginning of the sixteenth century; died at Constantinople Aug. 2, 1579. His father, a younger brother of Francisco and Diogo Nasi-Mendez, and a member...
NASI, REYNA – Duchess of Naxos; born in Portugal; only daughter of the Marano Francisco Mendes-Nasi and Gracia Mendesia (Beatrice de Luna). She lived with her mother at Antwerp, then at Venice, going with her to Constantinople about 1552,...
NASIA, MOSES IBN – See Moses b. Isaac Hanessiah.
NASSAU – Earliest Mention. Formerly a German dukedom; since 1866 it has formed a part of the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau. In 1865, immediately before its union with Prussia, it had a total population of 465,636, including 6,995...
NASSAU, ADOLF, RITTER VON – Austrian journalist; born at Pohrlitz, Moravia, Dec. 25, 1834; educated at Vienna. He became stenographer to the Austrian Parliament, and later joined the staff of the "Presse" as parliamentary reporter. When the "Neue Freie...
NASSY – See Mendes.
NATAF, ISAAC B. SOLOMON – Rabbi at Tunis, Africa, at the end of the eighteenth and in the beginning of the nineteenth century. He was the author of "U-Shebu'ato le-Yiẓḥaḳ" (Leghorn, 1820), a work on twenty different sorts of oaths and their obligations...
NATALITY – Proportionate number of births in a population, generally measured by the number per thousand of population. Since the writing of the article on Births a few additional details have been published which throw some further light...
NATANSON, LUDWIK – Polish physician; brother of Henryk Natanson; born 1821; died at Warsaw June 6, 1896. He studied medicine at the universities of Wilna and Dorpat, graduated from the latter in 1847, and in the same year started, with Le Brun and...
NATHALIE, ZAÏRE MARTEL – French actress; born at Tournon, Seine-et-Marne, Sept. 3, 1816; died Nov. 17, 1885. She made her début at the Folies Dramatiques, Paris, in 1837 as Azurine in the fairy ballet "La Fille de l'Air." In 1838 she appeared at the...
NATHAN – Prophet; lived in the reign of David. On three occasions he appears as the king's successful adviser. In connection with the building of the Temple, Nathan at first approved David's intention (II Sam. vii. 4). The same night,...
NATHAN – Palestinian tanna of the third generation (2d cent.); son of a Babylonian exilarch. For some unknown reason he left Babylonia and his bright prospects there for Palestine, where he was made chief of the school at Usha (Hor. 13b;...
NATHAN – American family that has been identified with both the general and the Jewish community of New York city since the latter half of the eighteenth century. The earliest member of the family (in America) was Simon Nathan.Benjamin...
NATHAN OF AVIGNON – Talmudist; lived in the second half of the fourteenth century. He was the author of "Hilkot Sheḥiṭah u-Bediḳah," containing laws concerning the slaughtering of animals and the examination of their carcasses with reference to...
NATHAN, BARNETT – English dramatic and musical entrepreneur; born in 1793; died in London Dec. 6, 1856. Nathan was also a teacher of dancing from 1844 till his death. He acted for many years as master of the ceremonies and managing director at...
NATHAN BENJAMIN ASHKENAZI – See Ghazzati, Nathan Benjamin.
NATHAN OF CENTO – See Me'ati, Ha-.
NATHAN, ELIAS SALOMON – German physician and author; born at Eutin about 1806; died at Hamburg July 5, 1862; educated at Kiel (M.D. 1830). He took part in the Polish campaign, and afterward settled in Hamburg as a physician. In addition to his literary...
NATHAN THE EXILARCH – See Nathan de-Zuzita.
NATHAN FEITEL – Rabbi at Hotzenplotz and Austerlitz in the seventeenth century. He wrote "Ḥoḳ Natan," or "Derushim le-Kol Ḥefẓehem" (Cracow, 1609; with a preface by Phinehas b. Israel ha-Levi Horowitz), and a homily on the Sabbath lesson...
NATHAN B. ḤAYYIM AMRAM – See Amram, Nathan ben Ḥayyim.
NATHAN, ISAAC – English musician and composer; born at Canterbury, England, in 1792; died at Sydney, N. S. W., Jan. 15, 1864. He was intended for the ministry and studied under Professor Lyon at Cambridge, but, owing to his love of music, he...
NATHAN B. ISAAC JACOB BONN – Rabbi at Mayence, and later at Hamburg, in the middle of the seventeenth century. He was the author of "Shikḥat Leḳeṭ," a supplement to the "Yalḳuṭ Ḥadash," with which work it was published at Prague in 1652. This supplement...
NATHAN ISAAC BEN KALONYMUS BEN JUDAH – See Isaac Nathan ben Kalonymus.