Isaac Disraeli, 1766-1848

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Biographical note

Miscellaneous writer, descended from a Jewish family which had been settled first in Spain, and afterwards at Venice. Educated at Amsterdam and Leyden, he devoted himself to literature, producing a number of interesting works of considerable value, including Curiosities of Literature, in 3 series (1791–1823), Dissertation on Anecdotes (1793), Calamities of Authors (1812), Amenities of Literature (1841); also works dealing with the lives of James I. and Charles I. He was the father of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield.

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