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Enríquez (Henríques), Isabel

ENRÍQUEZ (Henríques), ISABEL (fl. 1660), Spanish poet. According to Miguel de *Barrios, she was "famous in the Academies of Madrid for her rare talent." In 1636 Isaac *Cardozo dedicated to her his Panegýrieo… del color verde. At some date after this she fled to Amsterdam, where she openly professed Judaism. It was here that she was befriended by Barrios, who dedicated two poems to her in his Aplauso métrico (1673). In his Relación de los poetas, Barrios cites a décima of hers and describes her as the author of a volume of verse. Together with Isabel *Correa, Isabel Enríquez is reputed to have been a member of Belmonte's Academia de los Sitibundos in Amsterdam.


M. de Barrios, Relación de los Poetas y Escriptores Españoles de la Nación Judayca (1683), 56; Kayserling, Bibl, 52; Brugmans-Frank, 455.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2007 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.