1066 Granada massacre


1066 Granada massacre

On December 30, 1066 (9 Tevet 4827), a Muslim mob stormed the royal palace in Granada, which was at that time in al-Andalus, assassinated Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacred most of the Jewish population of the city. "More than 1,500 Jewish families, numbering 4,000 persons, fell in one day." [ [http://jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=412&letter=G&search=Granada Granada] by Richard Gottheil, Meyer Kayserling, "Jewish Encyclopedia". 1906 ed.]

According to Bernard Lewis, the massacre is "usually ascribed to a reaction among the Muslim population against a powerful and ostentatious Jewish vizier."
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* [http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=18&letter=N Nagdela (Nagrela), Abu Husain Joseph Ibn] by Richard Gottheil, Meyer Kayserling, "Jewish Encyclopedia". 1906 ed.


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