Talk:Abravanel

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Abarbanel (I assume this is the same name despite the bar-bra thing) is also a mental hospital in Israel. [1]. Gadykozma 03:21, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Abarbanel (the name of this hospital) is one of the three versions of the name given in the article. Jayjg 05:10, 4 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Judah Abravanel[edit]

The reference to Judah Abravanel requires some editing. The text describes a Judah Abravanel who lived in the 14th century, but the name "Leon Hebreo" refers to a later Judah Abravanel who lived in the 15th and 16th centuries, and was a famous physician and writer. If one clicks on the name "Judah Abravanel" on this page, one will find that the link is to a piece about the later Judah Abravanel, not the one of the 14th century. The Abarbanel Hospital in Israel is named after the later Judah Abravanel. Cervantes also referred to the later Judah in his Prologue to Don Quixote:

Si tratáredes de amores, con dos onzas que sepáis de la lengua toscana, toparéis con León Hebreo, que os hincha las medidas.

If you should deal with love, with two ounces you may know of Tuscan you can go to Leon the Hebrew, who will supply you to your heart's content.

Allan Abravanel August 11, 2005

There were at least 4 Abravanels with the name Judah, according to [2]. I separated the two mentioned here.--Yms 07:56, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Fact check (Bat and Bart families)?[edit]

  • Other families that are thought to be related to the Abravanel family are the Bat and Bart families.[citation needed]

This was recently added by an anon. I tagged it because I've no idea whether it's true or not. Most of this article is based on the 1906 JE article. But this statement can't rely on the JE for support, so can anyone give more information one way or the other? Jheald (talk) 10:46, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Relation[edit]

My great-grandmother's last name was Abrabanel. I am therefore the great great great great great great great great great great (or so) grandson of Don Isaac Abrabanel. YoterMimeni (talk) 01:46, 3 June 2012 (UTC)