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    Jorge Isaacs

    Jew Score:
    8

    I3

    O1

    K4
    April 1, 1837 – April 17, 1895

    Jorge Isaacs is a pretty big deal in Colombia. His novel, "Maria", is considered a seminal work of Spanish-language literature. He fought in the Colombian Civil War, was a politician and an ambassador. He appeared on Colombian money. He possessed a fantastic mustache.

    If not for his father, Isaacs might have not been Colombian at all.

    Jorge's father George was a Jamaican Jew. He made his way to Colombia and converted to Christianity. George had to obtain a citizenship, so he paid Simon Bolivar for it.

    He paid for his citizenship in cows.

    If not for cows, Isaacs might have not been Colombian at all...

    Verdict: Barely a Jew.

    October 26, 2016

    See Also

    Jorge Luis Borges

    Eric Arturo Delvalle

    Luis de Gongora

    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

    Jose Pekerman
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