Nicolás Oliver y Fullana, de

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Oliver y Fullana, de
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Nicolás de Oliver y Fullana (alias Daniel Jehuda) was the son of a Jewish noble family in Palma. He fought in several campaigns in Spain, France and Flanders, and had a keen interest in mathematics, cartography and literature. He was a member of the Portuguese-Jewish community in Amsterdam. Oliver y Fullana wrote the history of the society Ets Haim (cf. Van Suchtelen and Petry, 1985, p. 367). Oliver y Fullana married the Jewish poetess Isabella Correa and belonged to the ‘circle’ around poet and playwright Daniel Levi de Barrios, an author who wrote against Spinoza in Eternidad de la Ley (1683). See: NNBW, vol. 7, col. 456; López Bascuñana, 1989; Arnold, 2003.

On 1 Frebruary 1673, Spinoza signed an affidavit confirming the reputation of the Majorcan officer Don Nicolás y Oliver Fullana. Spinoza, among others, confirmed in the affidavit of 1 February that lieutenant colonel Oliver y Fullana was living in The Hague freely (‘vrij’), unbothered (‘ongemolesteert’) and ‘at large, choosing to go and stand where ever he chooses’ (‘op vrije voeten, gaende en staende waer het denselven geliefde’). They further declared that the Majorcan officer was not being held prisoner and that the declarants also had seen and spoken to him (‘vrij ende liber hebben sien gaen & gesproken’) on the same day the affidavit was made (cf. Van Suchtelen and Petry, 1985, p. 360). Spinoza signs the document of the 1st as ‘B. Despinoza’.


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