Galante (pedigree)

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Galante was a Jewish family which flourished at the beginning of the 16th century in Rome, and the head of which, Mordecai, was a Spanish exile of the Angel family. His courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo" (gentleman), a name which the family retained. About this time the family settled in Palestine, where it produced authors and other celebrities, among them the following:


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainJewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906.