Jewish-Portuguese family that derived its name from its native place of Chaves in Portugal; members of it are found in Amsterdam and London.

A. de Chaves:

Painter at Amsterdam in 1700.

Aaron de Chaves:

Edited in Amsterdam, in 1767, Rehuel Jesurun's "Dialogo dos Montes," prefixing a Portuguese poem of his own.

David Chaves:

Lived in London in 1720; celebrated in Latin verse Daniel Israel Lopez Laguna's Spanish translation of the Psalms, "Espejo Fiel de Vidas."

Isaac de Chaves:

Ḥazan in London in 1702.

Jacob de Chaves:

Son of the wealthy Moses de Chaves of Amsterdam; pupil of the Neo-Hebraic poet Moses Ḥayyim Luzzatto, who published his drama, "La-Yesharim Tehillah" (Praise to the Virtuous),in honor of Jacob's marriage with Rachel de Vega Enriques in 1743.

  • Kayserling, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. pp. 38, 90;
  • Grätz, Gesch. der Juden. x. 381.
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