Portrait of Leonore (Rachel) de Alvaro da Costa

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Leonore (Rachel) de Alvaro da Costa (1669–1749), the second wife of Don Francisco Lopes Suasso, was descended from a wealthy Portuguese New Christian family who fled the Iberian Peninsula and settled in northern Europe, where they reverted to Judaism. Their business endeavors flourished, and they engaged in trade all over the world. After his…

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