This Day in Jewish History 1687: A Converso Metaphysicist Dies as a Fiercely Faithful Jew

Isaac Orobio de Castro survived the Inquisition tortures, outed himself and was even accused of abetting a Jewish version of the inquisition.

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On November 7, 1687, Isaac Orobio de Castro, a philosopher, physician and Inquisition-era converso who returned to Judaism, died, in his adoptive home of Amsterdam.