- ARAGÃO, FERNÃO XIMENES DE°
- ARAGÃO, FERNÃO XIMENES DE° (d. 1630), antisemitic Portuguese writer; archdeacon of Braga. In 1624 he embarked on harsh attacks upon Judaism and upon Jewish converts to Christianity who remained faithful to the Jewish religion. His book Doutrina Catholica para instrução e confirmação dos fieis, extinção das seitas superticiosas e em particular do Judaismo ("The Catholic Doctrine for the Instruction and Admonition of the Faithful, and the Extinction of Idolatrous Sects and in Particular that of Judaism," Lisbon, 1625) was reissued in 1628 in a second edition, under the title Extinção do Judaismo ("The Extinction of Judaism"), and again as late as 1752. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: M. Kayserling, Geschichte der Juden in Portugal (1876), 293; Kayserling, Bibl, 114. (Joseph Kaplan)
Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.