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Mavericks & Legends: Gracia Mendes Nasi Encyclopedia Womannica

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Gracia Mendes Nasi (1510-1569) was one of the wealthiest women in Renaissance Europe. Born amid the violence of the Spanish Inquisition, she used her immense fortune to fight for her people, keeping her Jewish culture alive.

Gracia Mendes Nasi (1510-1569) was one of the wealthiest women in Renaissance Europe. Born amid the violence of the Spanish Inquisition, she used her immense fortune to fight for her people, keeping her Jewish culture alive.

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