Solomon Franco

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Solomon Franco was a Jewish convert to Anglicanism who combined his interest in Cabalism with support for the English monarchy.

In 1649,Solomon Franco moved from New Amsterdam (later New York City) to become the first Jew recorded as living in the Boston area. However he was soon paid off by Puritans of the General Court, provided he set sail for Holland within a few weeks.[1]

Although a Rabbi, in 1668 he converted to Anglicanism, publishing Truth springing out of the earth in the same year. A second edition was published in 1670[2]


  1. ^ "Boston Jews Petition for First Cemetery". Mass Moments. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Franco, Solomon (1670). Truth springing out of the earth. London: John Williams.